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Tackling Child Poverty

Categories: Articles:Social Justice | Published: 27/03/2018 | Views: 708

Independent analysis published ahead of the Scottish Government’s first Tackling Child Poverty Delivery Plan due out very soon shows the extent of damage caused by welfare cuts.

The analysis outlines projections of child poverty rates in Scotland on the basis of announced tax and benefit changes, and the consequent increases in poverty levels.

It estimates that by 2030/31, 38% of children will be in relative poverty, 32% in absolute poverty, 17% in combined low income and material deprivation, and 16% of children will be in persistent poverty – all up significantly on current rates.

See the report here

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