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The Progressive Policy Think Tank

Rethinking Social Security in Scotland

How can Scotland use its powers to tackle financial insecurity and improve living standards for families in Scotland?

KEYNOTE ADDRESS:

  • Shirley-Anne Somerville MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Social Security and Older People
  • Naomi Eisenstadt, Former Independent Advisor on Poverty and Inequality and Trustee of Standard Life Foundation

IPPR Scotland, in partnership with the Standard Life Foundation, would like to invite you to a keynote address on the future of social security in Scotland. The event will see keynote contributions from Shirley-Anne Somerville MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Social Security and Older People and Naomi Eisenstadt, former Independent Advisor on Poverty and Inequality, followed by Q&A. Attendees will include senior representatives from across the voluntary sector, business and government in Scotland.

The event marks the launch of a new long-term project being undertaken by IPPR Scotland, funded by the Standard Life Foundation, looking at how Scotland can use its new powers over social security to deliver financial security and improved living standards for low- and middle-income families in Scotland. The project, one of the Standard Life Foundation’s first to be funded, will last through to the end of 2021, developing a vision for tackling poverty and financial insecurity in Scotland.

If you'd like to attend please email [email protected]

Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis. If you have any questions about the project or the event please contact Doug on [email protected].

This event is held in partnership with: