Frequently Asked Questions - How long would the transition take to establish welfare administration in an independent Scotland?
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It is our intention that a system of shared administration will last until 2018.
The Scottish Government understands people’s concerns about the changes Westminster is bringing in. That is why we propose to give Westminster immediate notice, after a vote for independence, that further roll-out of Universal Credit and Personal Independence Payment should be stopped in Scotland.
Source: Scotland's Future, Scottish Government, November 2013.