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Social Security (Scotland) Act 2018

Annual report (section 20)

31.Section 20 places a statutory duty on the Scottish Ministers to report annually to the Scottish Parliament on the performance of the Scottish social security system (as defined by section 23) during the previous financial year. As well as information about the system’s performance, the report is to describe what the Scottish Ministers have done in that year to meet the expectations on them set out in the charter. The report is also to contain an assessment of how the Scottish social security system has affected the circumstances of people whose finances are affected by a person in the household having a protected characteristic listed in section 4 of the Equality Act 2010 (for example age, disability).

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