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Forum => News and Current Affairs. => Topic started by: Prabhakari on 21 Jan 2018 11:07AM

Title: Scotland Social Security
Post by: Prabhakari on 21 Jan 2018 11:07AM
https://tinyurl.com/ybl6mgxr
Title: Re: Scotland Social Security
Post by: Sunny Clouds on 21 Jan 2018 11:26AM
In all seriousness, if it goes well, I wonder whether they'll get a move of disabled people from England up into Scotland, and if so, how many would have to do that before it became a problem for the system?

I do admit that for me, it's attractive.

As some will know, I'm considering drawing down on a private pension and also expecting to inherit some money, so whilst short term I'm relying on benefits, in the medium term I expect to have a secure private source of income (subject to the state of the economy).   Nevertheless, a safety net matters, and, more to the point, society's attitude matters.  This says to me that politically Scotland cares more about sick and disabled people than England does.
Title: Re: Scotland Social Security
Post by: JLR2 on 21 Jan 2018 04:59PM
I've just found the story on the Guardian's web pages https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/jan/21/future-proofed-against-austerity-new-scottish-social-security-system here's hoping it'll be beyond Westminster's powers to interfere.

And I've just discovered Prabs, that you have already provided the link to the same page >doh< >biggrin<