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Benefits in Wales: options for better delivery

Response to the consultation

Evidence submitted in response to this Consultation

Purpose of the consultation

Terms of reference

The terms of reference for the inquiry were to consider:

  • arguments for and against the devolution of welfare benefits;
  • lessons learned from the devolution of some social security powers to Scotland;
  • options for different forms of devolution (i.e. Universal Credit flexibilities, the devolution of specific benefits, the ability to create new benefits etc.);
  • practical considerations of devolution (i.e. the financial implications, integration of devolved and non-devolved systems, delivery infrastructure etc.); and
  • the principles that could underpin the delivery of benefits in Wales.

Providing written evidence

The National Assembly for Wales has two official languages, Welsh and English.
In line with the Assembly’s Official Languages Scheme, the Committee requests that documents or written responses to consultations intended for publication or use in National Assembly proceedings are submitted bilingually. When documents or written responses are not submitted bilingually, we will publish in the language submitted, stating that it has been received in that language only.
We expect other organisations to implement their own standards or schemes and to comply with their statutory obligation.

Please see guidance for those providing evidence for committees.

Online discussion board

The Committee also opened an online discussion board on benefits in Wales and how they could be better delivered. The discussion board has now closed.

Disclosure of information

Please ensure that you have considered the Assembly’s policy on disclosure of information before submitting information to the Committee.


Supporting documents

Contact details

Should you wish to speak to someone regarding this consultation, please use the below contact details:

Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee
National Assembly for Wales
Pierhead Street
CF99 1NA

Telephone: 0300 200 6565



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