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Social Security (Scotland) Act 2018

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9Further provision about preparing strategies to promote take-up

(1)The Scottish Ministers must prepare—

(a)the first strategy to promote take-up within 1 year of this section coming into force,

(b)the second strategy within 3 years of this section coming into force, and

(c)thereafter, a new strategy within 5 years of the last strategy being laid before the Parliament in accordance with section 8(3)(a).

(2)In preparing a strategy to promote take-up, the Scottish Ministers must consult such persons as they consider appropriate.

(3)The persons consulted must include—

(a)individuals who have received assistance through the Scottish social security system, and

(b)persons who work with or represent individuals living in households whose income is adversely affected, or whose expenditure is increased, because a member of the household has one or more protected characteristics within the meaning of section 4 of the Equality Act 2010.

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