Emma Congreve is joined by Peter Kelly, Director of the Poverty Alliance and Chris Birt, JRF Associate Director Scotland, to talk about what is happening this week, including the new Poverty in Scotland report published by JRF. We also talk about current progress towards the Scottish child poverty targets, and what needs to be done in the months and years ahead in order to meet the targets, and the impacts this will have on society and the economy.
This podcast was recorded on Monday 4th October 2021.
Emma Congreve, FAI
Chris Birt, JRF
Peter Kelly, Poverty Alliance
(00:53) Background to Challenge Poverty Week
(08:32) Summary of JRF Poverty in Scotland 2021
(11:49) Overview of FAI modelling work on child poverty
(15:01) Discussion on the child poverty targets
Link to challenge poverty week
Link to JRF Poverty in Scotland 2021
Emma is Deputy Director and Senior Knowledge Exchange Fellow at the Fraser of Allander Institute
Deputy Director JRF in Scotland
Director of the Poverty Alliance