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Policy options to reduce child poverty in Scotland

 

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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.