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Scottish Liberal Democrats respond to social security delay

February 28, 2019 6:00 PM
Originally published by Scottish Liberal Democrats

Responding to the news that the completion of the devolution of social security has been delayed until 2024, Scottish Liberal Democrat social security spokesperson Caron Lindsay said:

"People rely on this money and are relying on a smooth changeover. The Tories handling of Universal Credit has shown the damage caused by botching the rollout of benefits.

"This will be really disappointing for those people waiting for a fairer system of benefits, who will now have to wait even longer.

"That said, this timetable makes a mockery of the SNP's claim to be able to set up a new country in 18 months."