Policy options to reduce child poverty in Scotland
Report from the Scottish Parliament that considers different policy options and how effective they might be in tackling child poverty including -
- Reducing the starter rate of income tax from 19% to 0%.
- Increasing child benefit by £18.45 per week per child.
- Changing the child-related elements of Universal Credit:
-removing the two child limit
-increasing the child element by 80% to £417 per month
-re-introducing a family element of £545 per year.