LOUISA MCGEEHAN: Child poverty is not inevitable. To prevent it, a first priority for government must be reinvesting in children.
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.
ANJUM KLAIR AND KATE BELL: Social security needs to do less of the heavy lifting to tackle in-work poverty.
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.