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Parenting across Scotland joins calls to double Scottish Child Payment
One in four children across Scotland is living in poverty and with the impact of COVID-19, this statistic is likely to become starker if action is not taken. If Scottish Child Payment were to stay the same, it will reduce poverty in Scotland by between two and three percent. This could leave child poverty rates as high as 26% in 2023/24, when the interim target in legislation for that year is 18%. This cannot happen. The End Child Poverty Coalition has written a letter to Scotland’s First Minister to act quickly and decisively in doubling the payment now.