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Consultation on a Child Poverty Bill for Scotland

Consultation Overview

The consultation seeks views on the Scottish Government's proposals for a Child Poverty Bill. The proposals include:

  • Enshrining in legislation our ambition to eradicate child poverty
  • Reinstating statutory income-based targets to reduce the number of children living in poverty
  • Placing a duty on Scottish Ministers to develop a Child Poverty Delivery Plan, and to report on annually on their progress towards delivering that plan.

SOSCN's response to the consultation can be accessed here:
Child Poverty Bill - SOSCN response

You can respond to the consultation online at https://consult.scotland.gov.uk/social-justice/consultation-on-a-child-poverty-bill-for-scotland. Or by sending an email and a completed Respondent Information Form to childpovertyconsultation@gov.scot, the deadline is 30 September 2016.

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