Child poverty projected to hit 29%

Commenting on new figures from the Resolution Foundation projecting that child poverty is set to rise to 29 per cent by 2023/24, which would be the highest rate in over 20 years, Social Security spokesperson Caron Lindsay said: 

"This is a terrifying prediction. This chaotic Conservative Government have eaten away at people’s living standards and now almost a third of children are facing growing up in poverty.

“Scottish Liberal Democrats demand better. As a matter of urgency, deep cuts to Universal Credit, which disproportionately hurt poorer families should be reversed. We also need to end the two child cap and the benefits cap which are having such an awful impact on families across the country.”

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