Poverty and Inequality Commission Scrutiny of the Tackling Child Poverty Delivery Plan progress report

June 2019

The Scottish Government has published its first Tackling Child Poverty Delivery Plan progress report. The progress report can be read here  www.gov.scot/ISBN/9781787819665

As required under the Child Poverty (Scotland) Act 2017, the Scottish Government consulted the Commission in advance of preparation of the progress report. The Scottish Government provided the Commission with updates on progress with actions in Every child, every chance: tackling child poverty delivery plan 2018-2022 to assist it in undertaking scrutiny and providing advice. The Commission commented on:

·         What progress has been made during the reporting year towards meeting the targets?

·         Does it appear to the Commission that such progress is sufficient to meet the child poverty targets?

·         What further progress does the Commission consider is required to meet the targets?

The Scottish Government’s progress report includes details of how the Scottish Government has responded to the Commission’s advice. The Commission’s full advice to the Scottish Government can be read here Tackling Child Poverty Delivery Plan progress report

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