Scotland’s social security HQ will be in Dundee

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New agency set to create 1,500 jobs 

19th September 2017 by Robert Armour 0 Comments

Scotland’s new social security agency will be headquartered in Dundee.

The agency will also have a site in Glasgow with 1,500 jobs set to be created.

The Office of the Scottish Charity Regultaor already has its HQ in Dundee as has the Scottish Social Services Council.

Eleven benefits are to be devolved to Scotland with the new agency expected to be operational by 2021.

First minister Nicola Sturgeon made the announcement on a visit to Dundee.

She said: "Having powers over newly devolved benefits presents an exciting opportunity to create a social security system for Scotland that is fairer and based on dignity and respect.

"I'm delighted to confirm that Dundee and Glasgow will be the locations of the new social security agency.

"Establishing headquarters in Dundee demonstrates our support for the city's ongoing regeneration.

"Having two sites will ensure that economic benefit is spread between the east and west of Scotland and across the cities' neighbouring areas."

The Scottish government said the new agency will provide face-to-face support and centralised administrative functions.