SALLY WITCHER: Scotland’s new social security system teaches Westminster not only the value of dignity and respect, but that it’s time for a new kind of politics.
RAZA GRIFFITHS: The Conservatives’, Liberal Democrats’ and Labour’s mental health strategies do not properly consider the needs and experiences of black and minority ethnic communities.
SAM ROYSTON: Few questions in the social security system matter more than how benefits increase over time, but there is currently very little consistency or coherence in how this is calculated. We need a better approach.
JASMINE BASRAN: Since 2010 rough sleeping in England has increased by 165 per cent, despite a small drop of 2 per cent in the last 12 months. Social security must change to support the delivery of decent and affordable housing for all.
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.