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First Minister appoints poverty adviser, 23/06/15 [S]

The Scottish Government’s efforts to alleviate poverty and tackle inequality will be subject to independent scrutiny by a new adviser, appointed today by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.

Naomi Eisenstadt, an expert in the impact poverty has on children, will become the First Minister’s independent adviser on poverty and inequality, recommending actions needed to tackle poverty and holding the government’s performance to account.

In a wide-ranging remit, Ms Eisenstadt, who is a senior research fellow at the University of Oxford and trustee of Save the Children, will also HELP TO lead the debate on addressing poverty in Scotland, raise awareness of the realities of living in poverty and report to Scottish ministers on how to alleviate the problem across the country.

For full details see the Scottish Government news release.

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First Minister appoints poverty adviser