Responding to the news that the completion of the devolution of social security has been delayed until 2024, Scottish Liberal Democrat social security spokesperson Caron Lindsay said:
“People rely on this money and are relying on a smooth changeover. The Tories handling of Universal Credit has shown the damage caused by botching the rollout of benefits.
“This will be really disappointing for those people waiting for a fairer system of benefits, who will now have to wait even longer.
“That said, this timetable makes a mockery of the SNP’s claim to be able to set up a new country in 18 months.”