Campaigners “bitterly disappointed” as Budget vote “stalls progress on child poverty”

Along with other members of the End Child Poverty coalition, CPAG in

Scotland sent a Budget Scorecard to all MSPs ahead of the vote. Their scorecard concludes that there is a lack of concerted further investment in the social security, childcare, housing and employment infrastructure needed.

They say that Budget choices – such as funding a Council Tax freeze that will disproportionately benefit better off households whilst providing little if any support for low-income families –do not align with the Government’s stated priority of tackling poverty. They welcome the progressive changes to income tax but say that when set against the resources spent on the council tax freeze, they do not raise the significant new revenue needed to invest in meeting Scotland’s child poverty targets.

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