Help end poverty

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

Peo­ple in Ruther­glen and Cam­bus­lang are be­ing en­cour­aged to have their say on how poverty can be erad­i­cated in their com­mu­ni­ties.

The Scot­tish Gov­ern­ment is seek­ing peo­ple’s views be­fore The Child Poverty Bill makes its way through par­lia­ment next year.

The bill sets out how the gov­ern­ment will re­duce child poverty and in­cludes poli­cies such as tack­ling the at­tain­ment gap in schools and pro­mot­ing the liv­ing wage.

A con­sul­ta­tion launched last week asks peo­ple whether there are ad­di­tional or al­ter­na­tive mea­sures of poverty the gov­ern­ment should con­sider; and how its ex­ist­ing poli­cies can be strength­ened.

To take part in the con­sul­ta­tion log on to https://con­sult. scot­land.gov.uk/so­cial-jus­tice/con­sul­ta­tion-on-a-child­poverty-bill-for-scot­land

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