Have your­say onso­cial se­cu­rity

Rutherglen Reformer - - Intimations -

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

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