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Scottish Child Payment Increased

Extension opens benefit to more than 400,000 children The Scottish Child Payment has today been increased to £25 and been extended to include eligible children up to age 16. First launched in February 2021 at £10 per week per child for children under the age

Scottish Social Attitudes Survey 2021-2022

Figures show continued trust in the Scottish Government Three-quarters (75%) of people in Scotland believe the Scottish Government should have the most influence over the way the country is run, compared to just 14% who believe the UK Government should. This year’s Scottish Social Attitudes

Scotland Is World’s First Daily Mile Nation

Key target to involve all 32 local authorities is met Scottish children have stepped their way into the history books as the country is confirmed as the world’s first Daily Mile Nation. Around 187,000 school children in all of Scotland’s local authority areas are getting

A National Discussion: Education

Every child and young person in Scotland is being encouraged to get involved in a National Discussion on education. Let’s Talk Scottish Education invites those aged three to 18 to share their ideas, views and experiences. Feedback from young people, as well as from parents, carers,

Pound Falls To Record Low

All you need to know While families face a brutal cost-of-living crisis, the UK Tory government’s ‘mini budget’ was a big handout for the very richest. Liz Truss and Kwasi Kwarteng made the decision to increase bankers’ bonuses and give those earning over £150,000 a

21 Million Free Bus Trips for Scotland’s under 22s

New marketing campaign launched to encourage further take up With over 21 million free journeys having been made since January 2022, the Scottish Government has launched a new marketing campaign, encouraging more people under the age of 22 to take up free bus travel. With

The New UK Prime Minister

Liz Truss is the new UK Prime Minister It comes after the Conservative Party spent over two months tearing itself to shreds over the leadership contest – completely ignoring the devastating cost-of-living crisis they’ve helped to create. So who is Liz Truss? Here’s a summary

Bank Holiday Arrangements

State Funeral of The Queen Guidance has been issued by the Scottish Government for the bank holiday on Monday 19 September for the State Funeral of The Queen. Schools should close as a mark of respect. This advice also applies to other education settings that

Constituency Assistant to Graeme Dey MSP

Job: Constituency Assistant – Graeme Dey MSP Location: Arbroath with occasional travel to the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh Salary: £24,185 (pro-rata) Hours: (Full-Time/Part-Time) dependant on candidate Term: Fixed term, 12 months The post attracts an employer’s pension contribution equivalent to 10% of salary. Holiday entitlement: 25 days per annum,

The Learning Tree Partnership

Creating person centred learning opportunities for people in Angus who have a learning disability Graeme recently visited The Learning Tree Partnership to discuss support they offer for local people with learning disabilities. The Learning Tree Partnership supports people with a learning disability to achieve their