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The Poverty and Inequality Commission

The Poverty and Inequality Commission

Monday, July 3, 2017

ISBN: 9781788510936

A paper from the Scottish Government setting out the form and remit of the Commission, and appointments made to the 3rd of July 2017.

Executive Summary

Within the Fairer Scotland Action Plan, the Scottish Government committed to establishing a Poverty and Inequality Commission in 2017/18.

Our vision is for an inclusive and engaged Commission that provides both challenge and accountability.

The Commission will offer independent advice to Ministers, provide scrutiny to help bring about real reductions in poverty and inequality in Scotland, and be involved in the development of the first delivery plan required under the Child Poverty (Scotland)Bill.

This paper sets out the Scottish Government vision for the Commission and the appointments made so far.