Briefing Note for Stage Three - Child Poverty (Scotland) Bill

November 2017

This briefing note sets out CPAG in Scotland's strong support for the Child Poverty (Scotland) Bill which introduces child poverty reduction targets which must be reached by 2030.

Whilst legislation in itself cannot end child poverty the Bill enshrines important, well recognised and measurable child poverty targets in law, creates a strategic framework that sets out the key policy areas where action is needed at local and national level, and puts in place reporting duties that will help hold government to account on progress