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A letter from the Poverty and Inequality Commission to Dr Witcher, Scottish Commission on Social Security on Low Income Winter Heating Assistance Regulations.
The Poverty and Inequality Commission has published its Annual Report for 2021-2022. The Annual report covers the period from 1 April 2021 until 31 March 2022 and looks back at the work the Commission has carried out in the last 12 months and how it aligns with the Commission’s strategic priorities. It also sets out how the Commission has spent its budget and the research it has commissioned.
The Poverty and Inequality Commission has published its Child Poverty Scrutiny Report 2021-22. The report sets out the Commission’s comments on Scottish Government’s progress towards meeting the child poverty targets. It was prepared for the Scottish Government in May 2022, in order to inform the Scottish Government’s child poverty progress report. This report draws on the work done by the Commission’s Experts by Experience Panel, and work with children and young people, carried out in partnership with the Children and Young People’s Commissioner Scotland (CYPCS) and Aberlour, to think about progress in reducing child poverty so far.
The reports finds that the action taken so far is very unlikely to be enough to meet the 2030 child poverty targets, but that the commitments made in the 2022-2026 Child Poverty Delivery Plan should help the Scottish Government make progress. Further action is needed now to deliver the kinds of the transformative policies that will be required in order to meet the 2030 targets.
The Scottish Government progress report can be found here
The Poverty and Inequality Commission responded to the Scottish Government’s consultation on its Resource Spending Review Framework.
The Poverty and Inequality Commission responded to a consultation on the Scottish Government’s Low Income Winter Heating Assistance.
The Commission wrote to the Cabinet Secretary for Finance and the Economy on the cost of living crisis and how consequential funding could be used to alleviate the crisis.
The Poverty and Inequality Commission has published its advice to the Scottish Government on its Child Poverty Delivery Plan 2022-26. The report tells Scottish Government that they will have to use all levers available to it to end child poverty and the actions that should be included in the next Child Poverty Delivery Plan. This advice makes recommendations about the approach that the Scottish Government should take to the next Delivery Plan, and about some of the actions that should be included in it.
Child Poverty Delivery Plan Advice Video
Commissioners Bill, Lindsay and Morag speak about the Commission’s advice to Scottish Government. They provide an overview of the key points from the advice, speak about the importance of holistic approaches and involving experts by experience, and talk through the Commission’s recommendations.
Learning and Work Institute were commissioned to review the evidence and provide advice and recommendations on how the Scottish Government can support the creation of more ‘good jobs’ that reduce child poverty. This was done to inform the Commission’s advice to the Scottish Government for its next Child Poverty Delivery Plan.
Download: Good jobs in Scotland research report
The Poverty and Inequality Commission responded to a request for comment on the Aims and Principles of the Scottish COVID-19 Inquiry on the handling of the pandemic.
The Poverty and Inequality Commission wrote to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak MP, to urge him to not to withdraw the £20-a-week Universal Credit uplift.