Achieving Our Potential: A framework to tackle poverty and income inequality in Scotland

The Achieving our potential framework builds on work already underway across Scotland and illustrates progress to tackle poverty and inequalities. It also demonstrates actions in support of shared objectives. On the basis of evidence and an extensive consultation, the framework sets out further priorities for action and investment to deliver improvement across four main areas for the Scottish Government, local Government, NHS and community and voluntary sector:

  • reducing income inequalities
  • introducing longer-term measures to tackle poverty and the drivers of low income
  • supporting those at risk of, or in, poverty
  • making the tax credits and benefits system work better for Scotland.

It also provides the context for future action and sets out the ways in which the Scottish Government will support partners and strengthen the infrastructure necessary for successful action. One of the ways in which they will do this is through the development of a learning network focused on community regeneration and tackling poverty.

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