News 28 Jul 2021

Carers’ Allowance – call for written views

The Social Justice and Social Security Committee has launched a call for written views on the Carer’s Allowance Supplement (Scotland) Bill. Closing date for submissions is 12 August 2021.

Before the COVID-19 outbreak, there were an estimated 690,000 unpaid carers. According to Carers’ Scotland, this may have risen by around 400,000 at the height of the pandemic: there are however approximately only 83,000 recipients of Carer’s Allowance.

You can find out more about this Bill via www.parliament.scot/bills-and-laws/bills/carers-allowance-supplement-scotland-bill and submit your views via Carer’s Allowance Supplement (Scotland) Bill – Scottish Parliament – Citizen Space