RUTH LISTER: Our social security system gets the balance wrong between means-testing, universalism and contribution. Could basic income provide a way forward?
CHRISTOPHER BROOKS AND SALLY WEST: Pensioner poverty levels have started to rise. Our social security system and other areas of public policy need urgent reform.
CLAIRE AINSLEY: To combat declining public support for social security, our system must be designed in a way that recognises that we all have a stake in its future.
RAJI HUNJAN AND MARC FRANCIS: Labour must remember the principled stand George Lansbury and his colleagues made during the Poplar rates rebellion and argue for the renationalisation of our social security system.
REVEREND PAUL NICOLSON: Any effective social security system must first be guided by moral principles.
SARAH OWEN: Lives are being damaged by the rollout of universal credit and many of those worst hit are struggling in low-paid work.