|Author (Person)||Roberts, Simon|
|Author (Corporate)||Scottish Parliament Information Centre (SPICe)|
|Series Title||SPICe Briefings|
|Series Details||SB 20-82|
|Publication Date||December 2020|
|Content Type||Research Paper|
Social security co-ordination matters for Scotland because, even though the United Kingdom (UK) has left the European Union (EU), provisions in the EU-UK Withdrawal Agreement mean that co-ordination will apply for at least several decades into the future. These provisions largely mirror those of the current EU Co-ordinating Regulations. They will apply to most UK-wide benefits and several of Scotland’s devolved social security benefits.
This briefing explains what EU social security co-ordination is, who and which benefits are covered, and the four basic principles which underpin the system. It is the first in a series of three briefings on Scottish social security and Brexit being produced under the Parliament's academic fellowship scheme.
|Subject Categories||Employment and Social Affairs|
|Subject Tags||Brexit, Regional Dimension, Welfare State|
|International Organisations||European Union [EU]|