The report covers the period from 1 April 2022 until 31 March 2023 and looks back at the work the Commission has carried out to take forward its strategic priorities. This has included looking at the progress that is being made towards meeting the child poverty targets, and establishing a working group on tax. It also sets out the how the Commission has spent its budget.
During 2022-23 the cost of living crisis has been a significant focus for the Commission. Over the year the Commission has been visiting frontline and community organisations across Scotland to find out more about the impact of the cost of living crisis, and has also provided advice to the Scottish Government on actions that could be taken in the short, medium and long term to support those most at risk due to the crisis.
Throughout the year our panel of Experts by Experience has worked closely with the Commission on all these issues and helped inform and influence the Commission’s decision-making using their knowledge and expertise.