Framework Document

Framework document between the Scottish Commission on Social Security (SCoSS) and the Scottish Government, setting out the broad framework within which SCoSS operates.


The limits outlined below represent the total which may be agreed by the named party in relation to a single expense or over the life of a contract award.

The Lead Secretary has authority to authorise any routine expenditure of SCoSS, inclusive of remuneration claims, travel expenses, contractor invoices and publication costs, etc, to the limit of £10,000. Beyond this level clearance should be sought from the Accountable Officer.

The Accountable Officer has authority to authorise contracts and or expenses in excess of £10,000 and up to £50,000. For expenditure beyond £50,000 the Accountable Officer shall obtain approval from the Director for Social Security.

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