Child Poverty Income Supplement

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

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Photo of Michelle Ballantyne Michelle Ballantyne Conservative

I agree with the First Minister that we must ensure that any money is targeted at those in need, not given as a universal benefit to many people who do not need it. However, the introduction of an income supplement would experience economic shock factors and the volatility of the economy. Does the First Minister believe that that factor needs to be very much considered in the introduction of an income supplement? How would the Scottish Government manage that?