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Joint Ministerial Group on Welfare

Role of the group

The Joint Ministerial Working Group was established to provide a forum for discussion and decision-making to ensure the implementation of welfare and employment-related aspects of the Scotland Act 2016.

The group met for the first time in February 2015.


UK Government

  • Secretary of State for Scotland (Co-chair)
  • Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
  • Minister for Employment

Scottish Government

  • Cabinet Secretary for Communities, Social Security and Equalities (Co Chair)
  • Cabinet Secretary for the Economy, Jobs and Fair Work
  • Minister for Social Security
  • Minister for Employment and Skills

Membership may vary, according to agenda items for each meeting.