The Scottish Youth Parliament agrees with the Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) in Scotland that there is a need for an independent body to provide expert scrutiny and oversight of the Bill, including a duty to publish an annual report setting out its views on the progress made towards the income targets. The national poverty and inequality commission should fulfill this function. We endorse CPAG in Scotland’s assertion that there should be legislative underpinning to ensure that this body is able to be critical of the government when needed.
23 Mar 2017
Equalities and Human Rights; Social Security
Response to Child Poverty (Scotland) Bill – stage 1