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Scottish Child Payment Pays Out £84m

Devolved Benefit Helping 104,000 Children A total of £84 million has been paid to families since the Scottish Child Payment was introduced less than 18 months ago. The payment of £20 per week, unique in the UK to Scotland, began in February 2021 as a

Tory Leadership Hopefuls Silent on Child Poverty

Report Reveals Food Bank Use Up by a Third Graeme has criticised the silence on the issue of child poverty from those candidates vying to be the next Tory leader and Prime Minister. It comes as a new report from Citizens Advice Scotland on Universal

Delivering on Child Poverty Commitments

Report Details Investment & Actions in Key Areas Record investment of almost £8.5 billion was committed to support low income households between 2018-22, with almost £3.3 billion benefitting children. The fourth annual progress report on child poverty, published 29th June, shows that all of the

Scottish Child Payment Doubles

104,000 children have payment increased to £20 per week. The flagship family payment – Scottish Child Payment – has now doubled to £20 per week per child. 104,000 children are already benefiting from this increase. The payment, which is unique to Scotland, was designed to

Investment in Tackling Child Poverty

Supporting Low Income Households Almost £6 billion has been invested to support low income households across Scotland over the last three years. More than a third of that total, around £2.18 billion, has directly benefitted children as the Scottish Government prepares to publish its Tackling

Scottish Child Payment Turns One

Eligible Parents Urged to Apply Eligible parents are being urged to apply for the Scottish Child Payment this week – the first anniversary of its roll out. The payment of £10 per week, unique to Scotland, began in February 2021 as a direct measure to

Bold Steps to Tackle Child Poverty in Scotland

We’re determined to ensure that no child grows up in poverty anywhere in Scotland – that’s why the SNP Scottish Government is taking bold steps to deliver a fairer future for all. One of these is the Scottish Child Payment of £10 per week per

Graeme’s Column

Scotland’s Tale of Two Governments Scotland has two governments – with very different priorities, which are becoming increasingly apparent. The Programme for Government which is published each September lays out the actions the Scottish Government intends to take in the next year and beyond. In

Boost for Family Budgets Before Christmas

Around 148,000 children set to benefit. Low income families will benefit from a £320 uplift before Christmas as part of the Scottish Government’s commitment to tackling child poverty. Eligible families with children in school will receive payments of £160 per child in October and December.

Scottish Child Payment Helps 2,090 Angus Families

£17.6M Paid Out Nationwide to Families in Need More than 108,000 children have benefited from the Scottish Government’s new Scottish Child Payment according to the latest official statistics – with £369,050 supporting 2,090 families here in Angus. The figures highlight how many families and children