The SPF Annual Conference took place on Tuesday 5th June 2018 at Glasgow City Chambers with over 140 delegates in attendance. Guest speakers on the day were Jeanne Freeman MSP, Minister for Social Security and Older People, Richard Leonard MSP, Leader of the Scottish Labour Party and Jack O’Neill, STUC Youth Committee. Formal business on the day included the election of the Executive and Standing Orders Committee for 2018/2019, the SPF’s work on loneliness and isolation in older people and a discussion on the need for intergenerational solidarity. Motions to conference seen an endorsement from delegates that the SPF would challenge and campaign for the removal of VAT on gas, electricity and other sources of heating and a commitment that the SPF would work with the STUC, Trade Union Councils, The Poverty Alliance, other anti-poverty groups, and the National Pensioners Convention to redouble their efforts to help eliminate poverty.