This website uses cookies for anonymised analytics and for account authentication. See our privacy and cookies policies for more information.

The voice of Scotland’s vibrant voluntary sector

Published by Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations

TFN is published by the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations, Mansfield Traquair Centre, 15 Mansfield Place, Edinburgh, EH3 6BB. The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation. Registration number SC003558.

Scotland’s social security HQ will be in Dundee

This news post is over 6 years old

New agency set to create 1,500 jobs

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.