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The purpose of the strategic direction paper-"Ending Child Poverty: Mapping the route to 2020" is to set out the Government's strategic direction and key priorities for ending child poverty by 2020 and beyond and paves the way for the National Strategy which will be published next year.
It is not for the strategic direction paper to set out the detailed policies and implementation plan needed to achieve the targets set out in the Bill-this will be the task for the National Strategy. The listed employment measures in chapter two of "Ending Child Poverty: Mapping the route to 2020" are suggested policy areas for the next strategy to take into account rather than policies to be implemented across the UK.
Alongside the full UK strategy, the devolved Administrations will each produce strategies to cover non-reserved areas. The UK Government will continue to work closely with all three devolved Administrations to promote consistency in the policies that are being delivered for children across the UK and so the respective child poverty strategies compliment each other.