Child Poverty Bill

thumbnail of Evidence re Child Poverty Bill soc sec com March 2017UNISON believes that tackling child poverty is an important and achievable aim. The Scottish government’s plan to restore the commitments and targets set by the UK Child Poverty Act are very welcome. We would though like to see the bill do more than target setting.  The Scottish government should use this bill to set out a clear programme and allocate funding to reduce and then eradicate child poverty.