Poverty

– Scottish Parliament written question – answered on 9th March 2011.

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Photo of Johann Lamont Johann Lamont Labour

Question S3W-39801

To ask the Scottish Executive how many children in severe poverty have benefited from the freezing of council tax.

Photo of Alex Neil Alex Neil Scottish National Party

There is currently no officially recognised measure of severe poverty in Scotland and therefore I am unable to give a definitive answer.

Analysis shows that, on average, people in the lowest income deciles benefit the most from the council tax freeze as a proportion of their net income.

Does this answer the above question?

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No1 person thinks not

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