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Child Disability Payment Opens for Applications

Financial support for families of children with a disability available nationwide. Child Disability Payment opens for new applications across the country from today. For the first time anywhere in the UK, disability benefit applicants can apply online, as well as by phone, post or face-to-face.

Scottish Parliament Demands Halt to Universal Credit Cuts

Graeme Condemns Tory Colleagues’ “Shameful” Position The Scottish Parliament has voted overwhelming to oppose the Tory UK Government’s planned £20-a-week cut to Universal Credit next month. Following the vote, Graeme Dey – MSP for the Angus South Constituency – denounced Scottish Tories for backing the

Renewed Calls to Reverse Universal Credit Cut

Tory MSP Urged to ‘Put Words Into Action’ Social Justice secretary Shona Robison has made a heartfelt plea for the UK Government to scrap the ‘senseless and harmful’ withdrawal of the £20-a-week Universal Credit uplift. She will condemn the proposed cut when she opens a

Child Winter Heating Assistance Eligibility Extended

Extra Money for 19,400+ Disabled Children & Young People Legislation which will lead to increased vital support to more than 19,400 children and young people, to help their families heat their homes this winter, has been laid in the Scottish Parliament. The legislation extends the

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

Tale of Two Governments on Social Security

UK Gov Universal Credit Cuts While Scot Gov Invests Billions New research from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation has revealed that more than one in three families with children in Scotland (37%) will lose £1,040 per year if the Tory UK Government goes ahead with cuts to

School Clothing Grant to Support 2,473 Angus Children

£239,000 Additional Funding Locally Graeme has encouraged any eligible parents who have not already done so to apply for the Scottish Government’s School Clothing Grant, which an estimated 2,473 school children across Angus are set to benefit from. The grant helps families pay for school

Young Scots Benefit From Job Start Payments

Over £270K Paid Out To Date Graeme has encouraged more young constituents to apply for the Scottish Government’s Job Start Payment, with successful applicants having benefitted from over £270,000 of support thus far since its launch. Research from the Scottish Parliament Information Centre (SPICe) found

Supporting Children, Families & Young People

First 100 Days: Best Start, Best Chances These are serious times which require serious government and experienced leadership. The SNP is determined to make Scotland the best place to grow up, to give children and young people a fair start in life and help families

Helping Angus Families Most In Need

A Manifesto for Angus South: Supporting Low-Income Families The SNP’s manifesto is full of policies to help those struggling on low incomes and lift people in Angus and across Scotland out of poverty. Some are new, but many are an extension of SNP government efforts