The SNP/Green Government’s anti-poverty tsar has said Humza Yousaf’s first budget will not make a “huge impact” on cutting child poverty.

Professor Stephen Sinclair said the tax and spending plans were not “terribly exciting” and Ministers need a “big leap forward” to meet poverty targets.

He also called for the replacement of the council tax and urged politicians to raise more revenue from unearned income.

Yousaf cited child poverty cuts as his top priority as First Minister, but the Budget passed by SNP and Green MSPs was widely panned by campaign groups.

They were frustrated with the small rise in the Scottish Child Payment for low income families and hit out at a council tax freeze which helps the rich.

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