Scotland has new child poverty reduction targets

The Scottish Parliament has unanimously agreed statutory targets to tackle child poverty in the Child Poverty (Scotland) Bill.

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.

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