Wrong direction: can Scotland hit its child poverty targets

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Corlett, Adam
Resolution Foundation
Date of publication
22 March 2019
Poverty Alleviation Welfare Benefits and Financial Inclusion, Children and Young People, Housing and Homelessness
Social welfare
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In 2017, Members of the Scottish Parliament unanimously voted the Child Poverty (Scotland) Act 2017 into law, creating targets for the reduction of child poverty. This followed the UK government’s abandoning of its 2020 targets, and marked a welcome attempt to ensure that poverty reduction remained a policy priority north of the border. But agreeing to reduce poverty is easier than doing it. This briefing note discusses the key priorities for the Scottish government.

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