Commission publishes costing to support Carer’s Allowance Supplement Bill

We have forecast the cost of the Carer’s Allowance Supplement (Scotland) Bill following its introduction in the Scottish Parliament today.
This additional payment of £231.40 will be made in December to people already receiving Carer’s Allowance in Scotland.
We estimate 91,000 people will receive the extra payment at a cost of £21million in 2021-22.

The Commission provides independent forecasts to assist the Scottish Parliament and the public in understanding the Scottish Government’s policy.

Note to Editors:
1.       The Commission’s Supplementary Costing: Carer’s Allowance Supplement (Scotland) Bill is now published.
2.       Our publication accompanies the Scottish Government’s Carer’s Allowance Supplement (Scotland) Bill which has been introduced to the Scottish Parliament.
3.       This analysis represents the collective view of the Scottish Fiscal Commission, comprising the Commissioners: Professor Francis Breedon, Professor Alasdair Smith, Professor David Ulph, and the Chair, Dame Susan Rice.