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Social Security (Scotland) Act 2018

Scottish social security principles (sections 1 and 2)

10.Section 1 sets out the Scottish social security principles. These eight principles are to inform the Scottish social security charter (which is provided for by sections 15 to 19) and the work of the Scottish Commission on Social Security in scrutinising regulations (see discussion of section 97).

11.Section 2 makes those purposes clear, and provides that courts and tribunals can take cognisance of the principles, but also makes clear that breach of them is not, of itself, legally actionable.

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Text created by the Scottish Government to explain what the Act sets out to achieve and to make the Act accessible to readers who are not legally qualified. Explanatory Notes were introduced in 1999 and accompany all Acts of the Scottish Parliament except those which result from Budget Bills.


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