Wednesday 6th: Social Security

Overarching asks: A social security system that makes sure we all have enough to live a dignified life. One that’s there for everyone when we need it.  

View our policy explainer document here!

Key asks:  

UK 

  • Reverse the £20 Universal Credit cut
  • Remove the benefit cap 
  • End the five-week wait 
  • End the two-child limit 
  • End the sanctions  

Scotland 

  • Through the creation of a Minimum Income Guarantee, ensure the Scottish social security system that protects people from poverty and meets people’s needs. First steps toward this must include:   
  • Doubling the Scottish Child Payment immediately.  
  • Ensuring our disability assistance system is human rights-based and treats people with dignity. 
  • Ensuring that Scottish carers benefits are adequate and protect carers from poverty.