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Cost of Living Out of Control Under Tories

Energy Bills Set to Triple for January Alone New forecasts show energy bills are set to triple, with the average energy bill likely to rise to £500 for January 2023 alone. The forecast, by utilities consultants BFY, also predicts that the price cap could rise

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

SNP Renew Call for Emergency Budget

Inflation Reaches 40-Year High The UK government is “driving millions of families into absolute poverty”, the SNP has warned, as new inflation figures reach a 40-year high. UK inflation, the rate which shows how quickly prices are rising across the country, has jumped to 9%

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

No One Should Ever Have to Choose Between Eating and Heating

Headlines about energy price hikes and empty supermarket shelves are concerning. Just as the economy and our lives have been returning to a bit of normality, it’s very frustrating to see supply shortages causing disruption in a whole host of sectors. In particular, the prospect

Work Begins on a Minimum Income Guarantee

Public Asked for Views on “Innovative and Bold” Plan to Help Eradicate Poverty. Scotland is taking its first steps on the road to establishing a Scottish Minimum Income Guarantee (MIG). Social Justice Secretary Shona Robison will today co-chair the first meeting of a new steering

Tackling Child Poverty Here in Angus

A Manifesto for Angus South: The Scottish Child Payment This year the SNP introduced the ‘game-changing’ Scottish Child Payment, which is already making a difference to families across Angus at a time when they need it most. The innovative new benefit – the most ambitious anti-poverty