Holyrood unanimously passes Child Poverty Bill
- Set in statute targets to reduce child poverty by 2030
- Place a duty on ministers to publish child poverty delivery plans at regular intervals and to report on progress annually
- Place a duty on local authorities and health boards to report annually on what they are doing to contribute to reducing child poverty
- Establish a Poverty and Inequality Commission.
“Meeting our ambitious new targets will be challenging and it will seem like we are often fighting with one hand behind our back in the face of the cuts, which are set to increase child poverty across the UK by around one million children. But the Scottish government intends to take positive action to address child poverty and tackle the deep seated generational inequalities in our society.”