Briefing: Child poverty debate in the Scottish Parliament – 10 June 2024

June 11, 2024

One in four children in Scotland live in poverty. In a country as wealthy as Scotland, this is simply not acceptable. The Poverty and Inequality Commission’s latest scrutiny report on progress of the Child Poverty Delivery Plan makes clear that child poverty levels have stayed broadly the same as they were five years previously, when the plan was published. It states that “meeting the [Scottish Government’s] 2030 targets [on child poverty] will require transformational change in relation to all the drivers of poverty.”

In this briefing for MSPs ahead of a debate on child poverty in the Scottish Parliament on 11 June 2024, we say we agree that the necessary pace and scale of action has not been taken to shift the dial on child poverty.

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Briefing: Child poverty debate in the Scottish Parliament – 10 June 2024
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