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Child Poverty (Scotland) Act 2017

Section 8 – Poverty and Inequality Commission

21.Section 8 and the schedule establishes a Commission named the Poverty and Inequality Commission (“the Commission”) which is to be established on 1 July 2019, in accordance with section 16.

22.Subsection (2) provides that, in addition to the functions set out in the Act, the Commission may perform other functions, and prepare and publish reports, as it considers appropriate in connection with ensuring that the interim targets and 2030 targets are met.

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