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HRH Duke of Edinburgh, 10 June 1921 to 9 April 2021 Read more

We want Scotland to be a place where people are healthier, happier and treated with respect, and where opportunities, wealth and power are spread more equally.




Fairer Scotland is our long-term initiative to create a fairer country. We are working with communities and learning from those with real experience of inequalities and poverty to shape our policies. Further information is available on the Fairer Scotland website.

Our ultimate aim is to break the intergenerational cycles of poverty, inequality and deprivation.

Further information about income and poverty is available from:

Bills and legislation

The Child Poverty Act (Scotland) Act 2017 set targets for the eradication of child poverty by 2030 and places duties on Scottish Ministers to prepare delivery plans regularly, and report annually on progress.


Telephone: 0131 244 4000 or 0300 244 4000 (for local rate throughout UK and for mobiles)

Scottish Government
Housing and Social Justice Directorate Area 1J South
Victoria Quay
Edinburgh EH6 6QQ