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Scotland’s new social security system

Everyone in the country has a stake in making this work

By Jeane Freeman  

The Scottish parliament building ©Andrew Cowan/Scottish Parliament

Over the last few months, I have spent a lot of time travelling around Scotland as part of the Scottish Government’s consultation on the future of social security. With my ministerial colleague Angela Constance, I have met many people who have had bad experiences with social security under the UK government. It was harrowing, at times, to hear how people felt alienated by the current system. And it made me angry and frustrated that things…

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