October 2, 2018 Blog

We’ll tackle child poverty by rebuilding Scotland

October 2, 2018.

One in four children in Scotland live in poverty under the SNP and Tory governments, a shocking new expert report reveals.

The independent Joseph Rowntree Foundation has calculated that a total of 230,000 children in Scotland are growing up in poverty in its annual report.

A statistic which should shame Nicola Sturgeon and Theresa May.

The report found that a majority of the children are in poverty because their parents are restricted by a lack of work, typically due to a lack of childcare or disability.

Our economy and society desperately needs real change to work in the interests of the many, not the few.

That is why Labour governments at both Holyrood and Westminster will rebalance our country in favour of working people.

Scottish Labour’s plan to increase child benefit by £260 would lift around 30,000 children out of poverty.

Whilst the party’s plans to introduce a real living wage of £10 an hour would ensure people are paid a fair wage for a fair day’s work.

Only Labour will make Scotland work for the many, not the few.