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Independence the Only Way to End Child Poverty

New Report Reveals Tory Rule Consigning Millions to Destitution The SNP has said that Scottish independence is the only way to tackle child poverty, after a fresh report laid bare the impact of Tory rule on the rise in poverty in the UK. The findings

Scotland ‘Significantly Limited’ While Unable to Borrow

Committee: Devolve Powers to Tackle Cost Crisis A new report has called for Holyrood to be given borrowing powers from Westminster in order to tackle to the cost-of-living crisis. The report by the Scottish Parliament’s Social Justice & Social Security Committee, published earlier this week,

Tory Cuts & Cost Crisis Hitting Living Standards

Incomes Down, Foodbank Use Up Westminster cuts have led to “the biggest deterioration in living standards in living memory”, according to a new report from the Child Poverty Action Group. The report points to “a gradual degradation of living standards since 2016 due to [UK

Biggest Interest Rate Rise in Decades

Scotland at the Mercy of Tory Economic Turmoil The Bank of England has announced that interest rates are to be increased to 3%, to try to combat spiralling inflation as a result of the Tory cost-of-living crisis. This latest 0.75% rise – the biggest hike

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