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.
Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-politics-41917814
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