Scottish Child Payment (Aberdeen)

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament at on 28 March 2024.

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Photo of Paul O'Kane Paul O'Kane Labour

The minister rightly points to the impact of the Scottish child payment but, given last week’s poverty and inequality statistics and his Government’s budgetary decisions, which include slashing the housing and employability budgets, does he accept what the Institute for Public Policy Research, Save the Children and the Joseph Rowntree Foundation have said, which is that the interim poverty targets are at risk of being missed or are going to be missed? Does he agree with those experts?