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  • Child Poverty (Scotland) Bill passes final stage

    Created: 10/11/2017

    Scotland is to become the only part of the UK with statutory targets to tackle child poverty after the Child Poverty (Scotland) Bill was unanimously passed by the Scottish Parliament.

    The Bill will:

    • Set in statute targets to reduce child poverty by 2030
    • Place a duty on ministers to publish child poverty delivery plans at regular intervals and to report on progress annually
    • Place a duty on local authorities and health boards to report annually on what they are doing to contribute to reducing child poverty
    • Establish a Poverty and Inequality Commission.

    Click here to read more about the bill. 




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