Committee work programme
Welfare Reform Committee
The Welfare Reform Committee has agreed its proposed schedule of meetings up to Christmas 2013. The topics that the Committee will be considering include the Council Tax appeals regulations, information provided by the Expert Working Group on Welfare Reform, research commisioned bythe Committee into the Under-Occupancy Provisions/Bedroom Tax and, the Scottish Government draft budget 2014-15.
The Committee will also be holding more Your Say sessions to hear directly from those affected by welfare reform and will also be holding an evidence session hearing from Dundedin-Canmore Housing Asscoiation about the Universal Credit pathfinder project. The schedule below sets out the meeting dates and the topics that the Committee intends to hear about at each meeting. Please note these are provisional topics and dates and are subject to change.
A number of other committees within the Parliament have Welfare Reform within their remits, given the cross-cutting nature of this issue. A number of these committees produced reports on the legislative consent memorandum on the UK Welfare Reform Act and continue to undertake work that relates to welfare reform. The webpages of these committees can be accessed below.
For further information on the work of the Committee, please contact James Drummond, 0131 348 5208 or by email at: WelfareReformCommittee@scottish.parliament.uk