Child poverty bill passes first stage in Scottish Parliament

A bill to tackle child poverty has been unanimously approved at its first stage by the Scottish Parliament.

MSPs agreed to the general principles of the Child Poverty (Scotland) Bill, which will set statutory targets to reduce the number of children in poverty by 2030.

It also includes a framework to monitor progress at a national and local level.

The Scottish Government will publish a three-year child poverty delivery plan by April 2018 – to be updated every five years – and annual reports to measure progress.

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