2024 General Election Manifesto Analysis: Social Security

This is the fifth issue of our manifesto analysis publications, supported by the Nuffield Foundation. This is our comprehensive guide to what the eight major parties’ (Conservatives, Labour, SNP, Lib Dems, Reform UK, Green Party of England and Wales, Scottish Greens and Alba) manifestos say about what they propose on social security policy, including benefits and the state pension.


Picture of Mairi Spowage, director of the Fraser of Allander Institute

Mairi is the Director of the Fraser of Allander Institute. Previously, she was the Deputy Chief Executive of the Scottish Fiscal Commission and the Head of National Accounts at the Scottish Government and has over a decade of experience working in different areas of statistics and analysis.

Hannah is a Fellow at the Fraser of Allander Institute. She specialises in applied social policy analysis with a focus on social security, poverty and inequality, labour supply, and immigration.

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The UK General Election on the 4th of July, 2024, follows a period of significant economic and societal challenges. In a series of webinars, briefings, podcasts, and articles, we analyse the party manifestos and communicate the implications of different parties' policy commitments for Scotland. This is supported by the Nuffield Foundation as part of their general election briefing series.