Scotland needs to put justice and compassion at the heart of Government – too many people are struggling to make ends meet on inadequate incomes; there is a rising tide of poverty as a result of the cost of living crisis; and inequality on the lines of gender, race, and disability remain rife in Scotland.
The Poverty Alliance and The Robertson Trust are hosting a Leadership Hustings - an opportunity to hear from SNP leadership candidates about how they will tackle poverty and inequality in Scotland.
The Scottish Government has taken action to tackle inequality and support people on low incomes through the development of Tackling Child Poverty Delivery Plans, the introduction of Scottish social security support, and wider efforts to tackle inequality through the publication of key strategies including the Fair Work Action Plan. But are these delivering for the people of Scotland, and how will Scotland’s next First Minister make tackling poverty and inequality a key priority?
This event is an opportunity to ask questions of the leadership candidates about how they will prioritise action to build a more equal Scotland.