Fairer Scotland

The Scottish Government uses the name Fairer Scotland to cover a few different pieces of work that are trying to address poverty and inequality.

Child Poverty

The Scottish Government's is working to address child poverty under the Fairer Scotland banner. This includes the Child Poverty Act and Child Poverty Delivery Plan.

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Fairer Scotland Action Plan

Fairer Scotland Action Plan coverThe Fairer Scotland Action Plan consists of Fifty actions to help tackle poverty, reduce inequality and build a fairer and more inclusive Scotland. Published in 2016, the actions came out of the Fairer Scotland conversations in 2015 (see below) and include actions towards ending child poverty, tackling unemployment and addressing inequalities experienced in older age.

The Scottish Government states that the Fairer Scotland Action Plan is an ongoing piece of work. A blog page exists where you can take part in the conversation. See https://blogs.gov.scot/fairer-scotland/about-us/

The Fairer Scotland Duty

The Fairer Scotland Duty is a piece of legislation passed by the Scottish Parliament which places a legal responsibility on particular public bodies in Scotland to actively consider how they can reduce inequalities of outcome caused by socioeconomic disadvantage.

If there are local or national plans and strategies being developed which you feel could be stronger when it comes to addressing inequality, it may be worth looking into how the Fairer Scotland Duty could apply.

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Creating a Fairer Scotland

Creating a Fairer Scotland was a national 'conversation' established by The Scottish Government, designed to allow people across Scotland to have their say on what a Fairer Scotland should look like in 2030, and what should be done to make this vision a reality.

Creating a Fairer Scotland and Creating a Healthier Scotland were both part of these national conversations and opportunities for people living in Scotland to tell the Scottish Government about the issues and solutions in creating a fairer and healthier Scotland.