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Faith leaders join call for government to introduce income supplement to tackle child poverty

Categories: Articles:Social Justice | Published: 10/12/2018 | Views: 387

Leaders of Scotland's largest faith groups, children's charities, anti-poverty groups and senior academics have called on the Scottish Government to use its budget - due to be published on Wednesday - to urgently deliver a new income supplement for families who are struggling to get by.

The calls were made in letters to Derek Mackay MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Economy and Fair Work - coordinated by the Give Me Five campaign - which urged the Scottish Government to respond to rising poverty rates by bringing forward the introduction of the income supplement, which is currently due to be introduced by 2022.

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