Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission

Scotland ‘will not replicate’ Westminster’s new child poverty definition

The UK government’s attempt to make legislative changes to the definition of child poverty will not be replicated in Scotland as they would exclude working poor households, social justice secretary Alex Neil has told Westminster.

Published 14 September 2015

Tax credits plan slammed by deputy first minister

Deputy first minister John Swinney has written a letter expressing his concerns over planned UK government cuts to tax credits.

Published 7 July 2015