Consultation on a Child Poverty Bill for Scotland

The Scottish Government is consulting on proposals for a Child Poverty Bill. The proposals include:

  • Enshrining in legislation the ambition to eradicate child poverty
  • Reinstating statutory income-based targets to reduce the number of children living in poverty
  • Placing a duty on Scottish Ministers to develop a Child Poverty Delivery Plan, and to report on annually on their progress towards delivering that plan.

The consultation opened on 8 August and closed on 30 September 2016.