CPAG in Scotland welcomes appointment of new Scottish Government adviser on poverty

23 June 2015

Today the Scottish Government announced the appointment of Naomi Eisenstadt as the First Minister's new independent adviser on poverty and inequality. Responding to the appointment, John Dickie, Director of CPAG in Scotland said:

“This is a very welcome appointment. Naomi Eisenstadt has a wealth of experience tackling poverty and inequalities, and in particular in developing policies aimed at giving children the very best start in life whatever their background. Whilst current UK government tax and benefit policies continue to push more and more children into poverty there is much more that the Scottish Government and its partners can do. Key areas for action include tackling low pay, boosting childcare, reducing housing costs and cutting additional costs at school.”