Our 'Poverty and social security: where next?' series has been discussing how a future government should mend our social security system. In the final blog, Fran Bennett considers the key challenges and directions for change.
MIKE AMESBURY MP: Under this Conservative government jobcentres are crumbling. A radical overhaul could transform them into genuine community hubs that offer real support, not sanctions.
STEPHEN TIMMS MP: The hardship inflicted by universal credit does not arise from its basic principles. Labour can turn this new system into a tool for fighting poverty.
SARAH OWEN: Lives are being damaged by the rollout of universal credit and many of those worst hit are struggling in low-paid work.
RUTH YEOMAN: By embedding the principles of mutuality in workplaces, we can amplify the voice of workers and ensure that work is meaningful. This can play a major role in addressing mental ill-health.
Job insecurity, prejudice and ignorance are driving Britain’s workplace mental health crisis, according to a new report from the Fabian Society.