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Consultation on a Child Poverty Bill for Scotland: Analysis of Responses

Consultation on a Child Poverty Bill for Scotland: Analysis of Responses

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

ISBN: 9781786526298

This report presents the findings of an analysis of responses to the Scottish Government’s consultation on a Child Poverty Bill for Scotland.

Executive Summary

This report presents the findings of an analysis of responses to the Scottish Government’s consultation on a Child Poverty Bill for Scotland. The consultation ran from the 8th August to the 30th September 2016, and explored respondents views on the Scottish Government’s proposals for a Child Poverty Bill, including:

• Enshrining in legislation an 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.