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Carer's Allowance Supplement (Scotland) Bill


The Bill provides for an increase in the amount of the carer’s allowance supplement for the period from 1 October 2021 to 31 March 2022. Anyone who qualifies for this supplement will get the increased amount.  

The Social Security (Scotland) Act 2018 set the initial amount that carers would receive for this period. The Bill will increase this amount by £231.40. It will also give the Scottish Government the ability to increase the amount of a carer’s allowance supplement going forward.

The Bill was passed on 07 October 2021 and became an Act on 15 November 2021


Stage 3 - Final changes and vote

MSPs can propose further “amendments” (changes) to the Bill. MSPs decide on each of these. Finally, they debate and vote on whether to pass the Bill.

The Bill ended Stage 3 on 07 October 2021

Debate on the proposed amendments

MSPs can propose further “amendments” (changes) to the Bill. Amendments are “selected” (chosen for debate) by the Presiding Officer. MSPs then debate and decide on the amendments.

Stage 3 proceedings took place on 7 October 2021

Amendments at Stage 3

Marshalled list of amendments at Stage 3124.4KB pdf posted 05 October 2021

Groupings of amendments at Stage 3132.9KB pdf posted 05 October 2021


There is no Bill as Passed for the Bill as no amendments were agreed to at Stage 3. The Carer's Allowance Supplement (Scotland) Bill as introduced is the final print of the Bill.

Final vote on the Bill

The Bill was passed on 07 October 2021