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Poverty in Scotland 2021: towards a 2030 without poverty

Section: Policy into PracticeType: News Item Date Published: 21st June 2021
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The publication by CPAG is now freely available, and includes a chapter on social care contributed by ALLIANCE staff members.

In May 2021, the Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) published the book “Poverty in Scotland 2021: towards a 2030 without poverty”, investigating what progress Scotland has made towards its poverty goals, and what needs to happen to achieve them.

Prior to the pandemic over a million people in Scotland, and around a quarter of children, were living in poverty. The Scottish Government have set statutory targets on ending child poverty by 2030, as well as other commitments on reducing poverty and hunger more widely.

CPAG have now made the book freely available, as a valuable tool in understanding poverty and the policy options for tackling it. It includes a chapter on social care, contributed by the ALLIANCE’s Lucy Mulvagh, Director of Policy and Communications, and Hannah Tweed, Senior Policy Officer, which considers the impact of funding, eligibility criteria, and rights.

You can read the full Poverty in Scotland 2021 book on the CPAG website (this link will take you away from our website).

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