Prioritising Those Most in Need
Tax, targeted support and tough budget choices will all need to be considered as part of bold measures to tackle poverty, First Minister Humza Yousaf said today after meeting poverty campaigners.
The anti-poverty summit, convened by the First Minister, saw political leaders from across the Scottish Parliament meet with people who have direct experience of poverty, campaigners, and third sector organisations.
It offered a vital opportunity for the Scottish Government to listen to and work with these groups, to help inform Scotland’s drive to tackle poverty and inequality.
The summit was attended by around 90 delegates. The First Minister has previously set out his commitment to tackling poverty and inequality.
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