Best start foods legislation | CPAG

Best start foods legislation

Date: 
12 December 2019

Note that updated versions of Scottish regulations are not currently available online. To know what the most up-to-date version of some of the regulations is, you will need to check the amending regulations listed with them, to see if the rules have changed.

The Best Start food scheme is delivered by Social Security Scotland. The scheme was introduced on 12 August 2019. Regulations for the scheme are made under powers in section 13 of the Social Security Act 1988.

Read the Social Security Act 1988.

The rules are in regulations and some minor changes have been made by the amending regulations.

Read the Welfare Foods (Best Start Foods) (Scotland) Regulations 2019.

Read the Welfare Foods (Best Start Foods) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2019​.

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