Social Security Minister Jeane Freeman confirms that there will be no contracting with the private sector for social security benefit assessments.
The new Scottish Social Security system will reject the callous policy agenda of the hard-right Tory party by ensuring that the people using the service are put before the interests of private companies hoping to make a quick profit, the Scottish Government announced today.
Social Security Minister Jeane Freeman confirmed that there would be no contracting with the private sector in the Scottish Government’s model for assessments for Scotland’s benefits – and the move has been welcomed by SNP MSP Sandra White.
It signals a clear break from the Tory government approach which has seen private companies profit from the failed assessments process the Tories have imposed on people – one that the Scottish Government will fundamentally change, introducing respect and dignity to the system.
Commenting SNP MSP Sandra White, who convenes Holyrood’s Social Security Committee, said: “Today’s announcement by the Scottish Government is to be very much welcomed and proves once again the SNP’s commitment to building a new social security system with dignity and respect at its heart – a clear divergence from the cruel system imposed by the Tories at Westminster.