This seminar will be an opportunity to discuss the next steps in implementing social security reform in Scotland and tackling the factors impacting poverty.
- Shirley-Anne Sommerville MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Social Security and Older People, The Scottish Government;
- Miriam Craven, Head of Local Delivery and Client Experience, Social Security Scotland;
- Dame Susan Rice, Chair, Scottish Fiscal Commission; and
- Bill Scott, Chair, Poverty and Inequality Commission.
Further confirmed speakers include: Gemma Diamond, Audit Scotland; John Dickie, Child Poverty Action Group; Mhoraig Green, Citizens Advice Scotland; Polly Jones, Scottish Federation of Housing Associations; Peter Kelly, Poverty Alliance; Robin McAlpine, Common Weal; Dr Pete Seaman, Glasgow Centre for Population Health; and Linsay Robertson, Disability Benefits Client.
The chair is: Shona Robison MSP.
- Government priorities for delivering social security;
- Forecasting spending for social security in Scotland;
- Delivering Scotland’s social security system based on respect and dignity: converting positive aspirations into real-life experiences;
- Next steps for implementation: improving delivery, navigating transition to Scotland and enabling change in welfare culture at point of delivery;
- Assessing progress in alleviating poverty in Scotland; and
- Latest thinking on tackling the wider factors impacting poverty: transport, housing and next steps for policy.
Price: £95 PLUS VAT
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