Scottish child payment has reduced poverty

 Scotland’s lower child poverty rate of 24% – compared to 31% in England and 28% in Wales – was attributed to the Scottish child payment, which provides low-income families with £25 a week for each child.

The Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) which conducted the research said this shows the effect benefits can have in reducing poverty.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *