Child Poverty Bill targets are ‘too distant’ warns Committee

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A new report from the Scottish Parliament’s Social Security Committee has highlighted issues in the new Child Poverty Bill. Committee Convener Sandra White MSP has said the Bill’s targets “do not go far enough.”

The new Child Poverty Bill aims to have fewer than 10 per cent of children living in relative poverty by 2030, but members of Holyrood’s Social Security Committee have reported concerns about the timescale and recommended interim targets would be necessary to chart progress.

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