COVID-19 and Social Security


About the inquiry

We have launched an inquiry to help us understand how Scottish social security, and its part within the broader context of all UK social security, should contribute to the social and economic recovery from Covid-19 through support to those in or out of, or seeking, work with a focus on deliverable change from 2021 onwards.

As part of the inquiry the Committee undertook a call for views which closed on closed 14 October. We started taking evidence in November and will report at the start of 2021.

Read the written submissions here.

During October and November, the Committee’s outreach team also attended community engagement events. The notes and outcomes from these events are below:

Clacks TSI

Joined up for Jobs


Fife Voluntary Action

Connecting Craigmillar


All correspondence relating to COVID-19 and Social Security will be published here.

Correspondence from Scottish Government:

Correspondence from Scottish Fiscal Commission:

Correspondence from Scottish Commission on Social Security:

Correspondence with Social Security Scotland

Correspondence with Scottish Parliament Committees

Correspondence with UK Government


Written Answers

The Written Answers from Ministers on Coronavirus issues that fall within the Social Security Committee remit will be published below.

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