Time to end the scandal of child poverty
28 August 2018
The number of children from working households living in poverty has soared under the Tories and the SNP.
Data from the Scottish government has revealed that the number of children from a household where two parents work full time has doubled since 2010, going from 10,000 children to 20,000.
It also shows 40,000 children are living in poverty in households where one parent works full time, and 50,000 children living in poverty with parents only having part time work.
This is the human impact of our broken economy. Austerity means job is no longer a guarantee of protection from poverty for your children.
That cannot go on. Here’s how Labour would deliver real change for Scotland:
A £10 per real living wage to make work pay.
Today marks 20 years since Labour introduced the National Minimum Wage.
— Scottish Labour (@scottishlabour) July 31, 2018
A ban on zero hours contacts end insecure work.
The SNP government thinks that zero hours contract jobs are a ‘positive destination’ for school leavers.
We don’t. That’s why the next Labour government will ban them.https://t.co/Dt6WJTzoa8
— Scottish Labour (@scottishlabour) June 24, 2018
Ending the housing crisis by building more homes and introducing a Mary Barbour law to ensure fair rents.
— Scottish Labour (@scottishlabour) August 17, 2018
Implementing an industrial strategy that will deliver high wage jobs.
Here’s our industrial strategy, which puts fair wages and secure hours at the heart of economic growth ➡️ https://t.co/8hd5KleMeb
— Scottish Labour (@scottishlabour) May 27, 2018
Ending austerity and stimulating the Scottish economy with a Scottish Investment Bank and Scottish Transformation Fund.
— Scottish Labour (@scottishlabour) August 26, 2018
Using Holyrood’s powers to top up Child Benefit by £260 per year.
The number of children relying on food banks is soaring in Scotland. Labour has a plan to tackle poverty, starting by increasing Child Benefit by £260 per year. 👇 pic.twitter.com/GFGnOMsAdU
— Scottish Labour (@scottishlabour) August 3, 2018
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