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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

Family Visits Made Easier For Care Home Residents

Continuing to support people in adult care homes to connect with others. New guidance reinforcing the expectation that people in adult care homes should be able to see their friends and family without restrictions has been published. The refreshed Open with Care guidelines say that

Best Start Foods Eligibility to Widen

Extra support for 30,000 families Plans to remove all income thresholds from Best Start Foods by 2023-24 have been announced as part of the second Tackling Child Poverty Delivery Plan, ‘Best Start, Bright Futures’. This will increase eligibility to all people in receipt of a

Automatic Awards to Make Accessing Family Benefits Simpler

Changes planned to make sure families get support they are entitled to. Plans have been announced to automatically pay the Best Start Grant Early Learning and School Age Payments to parents and carers who already receive Scottish Child Payment when their children become eligible. –

Spring Statement Fails to Tackle Soaring Living Costs

Scottish Finance Secretary Responds to UK Government Plans The UK Government has not delivered the support and help that families and businesses need today, according to Finance Secretary Kate Forbes. Responding to the Spring Statement, Ms Forbes said the Chancellor failed to help thousands of

No to National Insurance Rise

Fresh Pleas to UK Government on Tax Hike As warnings about the cost-of-living crisis continue to grow, Graeme has issued a fresh call for the Tory UK government not to increase National Insurance. The SNP has described the crisis as Tory-made, with Graeme saying that

2,395 Angus Children Benefitting From Child Payment

Local Impact of ‘Game Changing’ Devolved Benefit New statistics have shown that approximately 2,395 children across Angus are benefitting from the Scottish Government’s Scottish Child Payment – which is set to double to £20 per child per week in April. The payment was introduced in

Financial Help for Families in Need This Winter

£41 million Winter Support Fund for low income households. Funding to help people struggling financially during the winter is part of a new £41 million support package. The Winter Support Fund will help those on low incomes, children and people at risk of homelessness against

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.

Backing for Baby Box

Parents Praise Scheme on Fourth Anniversary Parents have overwhelmingly backed Scotland’s Baby Box in an independent evaluation, with 97% of parents rating the box and its contents as good. Around 186,000 Baby Boxes have been delivered to families as of its fourth anniversary today (Sunday