Tackling child poverty delivery plan 2022-2026 - annex 3: child poverty measurement framework – updated

This annex to Best Start, Bright Futures: the second tackling child poverty delivery plan 2022 to 2026 provides an update on the measurement framework to monitor whether and how the drivers of poverty change over time.


1. Data source that allows multi-modal travel time analysis

2. Closing the poverty-related attainment gap: progress report 2016 to 2021 - (

3. Non-permanent contracts are fixed term or temporary jobs, work without contract, or other working arrangements.

4. Note that the pandemic interrupted the data collection and might lead to a break in the time series or even missing data for one or two years. This could impact the timescale for introducing this indicator to the framework.

5. As part of the ELC expansion monitoring and evaluation strategy a wider set of ELC indicators are being finalised in 2022. We would therefore want to ensure that the indicator in the child poverty measurement framework is aligned with this as far as possible. This indicator will initially be developed using the 2021 SHS data so specific details will be confirmed later in 2022.

6. Due to the impact of Covid on SHS data collection, data for this indicator will be available from 2023.

7. More details on Early learning and childcare: data transformation project - (

8. These questions are being added to the 2021 SHS which is due to be published in autumn 2022 and would be available to include in the 2023 update onwards.

9. This data is in development and the specific details of this new indicator will be developed later in 2022.

10. The full rollout of Universal Credits is currently planned for 2024.

11. Stirling is being used as the 'median' local authority for the purpose of Local Housing Allowances.

12. As with the out-of-work indicator the in-work indicator is using Stirling as it is often the 'median' local authority for the purpose of Local Housing Allowances.

13. Income-related benefits: estimates of take-up FYE 2020: statistical notice - GOV.UK (

14. Scottish Government has not yet published a focus report on families with three or more children , however for a summary on the issues faced by families in this group please see Public Health Scotland's briefing report Public Health Scotland's briefing report



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