Scotland Policy Conferences

Next steps for social security reform in Scotland and policy to tackle poverty

December 2018

This timely seminar examined key issues for implementing Scotland’s Social Security Act, and considered the way forward for Scotland’s social security system more widely.

The agenda included discussion on the setting up of the Social Security Agency, in particular detail regarding the timeline for implementation as well as insight into the recruitment philosophy of the organisation.

Further sessions assessed the latest thinking on tackling poverty and deprivation beyond the social security system, including issues around in-work poverty, improving skills and enhancing employability, and increasing access to housing. In particular, delegates assessed the priorities for tackling child poverty in Scotland.

Price: £95 PLUS VAT

Shortly after every Scotland Policy Conferences seminar, a briefing document is produced. This is distributed to all delegates on the day as well as to our policymaker contacts in government, and to stakeholders more widely.

A seminar publication provides a timely record of proceedings, and acts as a guide to the latest thinking on current policy issues for those unable to be at the event.

This publication includes


Contributions from keynotes and panellists, including accompanying slides*
*Subject to approval

Delegate Pack

Information from the day, including delegate list, biographies and agenda


Transcript of questions and comments posed to speakers from attending delegates


Supplementary articles from speakers
and delegates