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Act now on Holyrood education and poverty report, campaigners urge

12 July 2018
Responding today (12/7/18) to the publication of a hard hitting report from MSPs on reducing the attainment gap, John Dickie, Director of the Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) in Scotland, said: “This report makes quite clear that children growing up in families struggling on low incomes face real cost barriers that too often prevent them from getting the most out of what Scotland’s schools have to offer. The cost of school trips, classroom materials, school clothing and school meals all put pressure on hard pressed families and exclude children from learning opportunities.

Evidence mounts on need for a Holyrood boost to family benefits to meet Scotland's child poverty targets

05 March 2018
MEDIA RELEASE IPPR's call for a "down payment" toward child poverty targets "could not be more timely", say campaigners "Ministers must now choose how, not if, to use top up powers to boost family incomes"

Holyrood vote "hugely welcome step in fight to end child poverty," say campaigners

08 November 2017
The Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) in Scotland today (8/11/17) welcomed a unanimous Scottish Parliament vote putting ambitious targets to eradicate child poverty in law.