Child Poverty Income Supplement

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament on 28th March 2019.

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Photo of Nicola Sturgeon Nicola Sturgeon Scottish National Party

Yes, we will. Those reports, which we have reflected on previously today, show the devastating impact of the United Kingdom Government’s welfare cuts. It has taken avoidable and conscious decisions to drive families in Scotland and across the UK into poverty.

We have committed to setting out options for the income supplement prior to the summer recess, and that is what we will do. We look forward to working with members across the chamber to design and implement an income supplement that helps the maximum number of children and families who need it most.