The Scottish Government has published a consultation on social security in Scotland, to gather views and inform future decisions including the forthcoming social security bill. It will run from July 29 to October 28. The consultation covers general points about social secuirty in Scotland and has sections on each of the benefits being devolved to Scotland, including the Funeral Payment.
The Scottish Working Group on Funeral Poverty will be submitting a response, but we encourage members and other organisations to make their own response also.
The consultation can be found at http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2016/07/9955 A shortened version is also available at http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2016/07/5342
Should you have any queries on the consultation please contact SocialSecurityConsultation@gov.scot