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Social Security (Scotland) Act 2018

Agency arrangements for housing assistance

126.Section 86 allows the Scottish Ministers, by regulations, to give local authorities the task of exercising Ministers’ functions in relation to the delivery of housing assistance (see section 35) and also short-term assistance (see section 36) that is related to review of housing assistance. Subsection (3) of section 86 makes clear that, despite any delegation of the Ministers’ functions in this regard, the Ministers will remain, ultimately, legally responsible for the exercise of those functions. Regulations under section 86 are subject to the affirmative procedure (see section 96).

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