Early Years Assistance, Consultation on the Best Start Grant Regulations

Closed 15 Jun 2018

Opened 26 Mar 2018

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A consultation on the draft Regulations to implement the Best Start Grant which will be a form of Early Years Assistance under the Social Security Bill.

Why your views matter

The purpose of this consultation is to test the Early Years Assistance (Best Start Grant) Regulations and identify any gaps, issues or unintended consequences.

What happens next

We intend to analyse the results of the consultation, produce a report on our findings
and the amend the Regulations for any relevant findings.
The Scottish Government’s response to this consultation will be in form of a revised
set of Regulations and an accompanying explanatory policy note.


  • Children and Families
  • Communities and Third Sector
  • Equality, Welfare and Rights
  • Health and Social Care