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Tackling Poverty Board

The Tackling Poverty Board was established by the Scottish Government and COSLA in September 2009 to assess the extent and impact of the implementation of Achieving our Potential. The Board consisted of representatives from COSLA, national and local government, the private sector and the voluntary sector. It met on 5 occasions over a 12-month period and has produced a short statement which sets out its main principles and recommendations

On this page you can view the Tackling Poverty Board meeting papers and the Tackling Poverty Board Statement as well as a summary of research conducted to support discussion. Key themes include

  • Benefit Uptake
  • Childcare
  • Early Years
  • Equally Well
  • Financial Capability
  • Energy Prices

You can also view a report of research commissioned by the Tackling Poverty Board to explore how evaluation report evidence is used to inform national and local policy development in Scotland: