Have yoursay onsocial security
Clare Haughey MSP has called on local people to sign up and help shape Scotland’s new social security system.
At least 2,000 people with experience of the current social security system are being recruited to help shape Scotland’s new system – allowing the Scottish Government to learn from mistakes made in the past.
The panels will work with the expert advisory group on disability and carers’ benefits.
Ms Haughey has said that it marks an important step on the Scottish Government’s plans to build a social security system based on dignity and respect.
She said: “The Scottish Government has been clear that it intends to build a fairer and more respectful social security system once the full powers are devolved over this area – and it is good to see them continue to make good on this promise.
“I hope people across the Rutherglen constituency take this final opportunity to sign up to the Scottish Government’s panels and play their part in creating a social security system with fairness at its heart before the campaign ends.”
Register for the panels at: www.gov.scot/socialsecurity