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This Government will not follow the same approach being adopted by Westminster which chooses to reduce support for one million Scottish households. We believe that Scotland is wealthy enough to make Scotland fairer, if we so choose. Key measures this Government proposes include:
introducing a universal early learning and childcare system for all children aged one to school entry
abolishing the “bedroom tax”
reducing heating bills
making improvements to the State Pension
Source: Scotland's Future, Scottish Government, November 2013.