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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

Giving Children the Best Start in Life

Delivering for Scotland #27: Best Start Grants Tackling child poverty is at the heart of the SNP’s mission in government. As well as the ‘game-changing’ Scottish Child Payment, the SNP Scottish Government has also used its social security powers to deliver the Best Start Grant

Ending Cycles of Poverty

Delivering for Scotland #45: Targeted Support for Low-Income Households The SNP is fundamentally committed to building a fairer Scotland. In government, the SNP is fully determined to tackle poverty, particularly child poverty – which we know has been increasing in recent years due to the

Welfare Based on Dignity, Fairness & Respect

Delivering for Scotland #60: Social Security Scotland In September 2018, the SNP Scottish Government launched Scotland’s new social security system – the first new Scottish public service since devolution. This followed the devolution of some welfare powers under the 2016 Scotland Act. From the outset,

UK Budget Marks “Return to Tory Austerity Cuts”

Scotland Faces Choice of Two Futures Graeme has said the UK Budget marks “a return to Tory austerity cuts” – failing to deliver the investment required to tackle the Tory child poverty crisis and deliver a fair recovery. Responding to the Budget, the SNP leader

Scottish Child Payment Begins

New Benefit Opens to Angus Families  Graeme has welcomed the introduction of the Scottish Child Payment, which is set to make a difference to families across Angus at a time when they need it most. The new SNP Scottish Government benefit will provide families with a

More Than £14m Awarded in Winter Hardship Payments

Financial Help for Families in Need £14.41 million in COVID Winter Hardship Payments has been paid out to support struggling households as part of the Scottish Government’s Winter Plan for Social Protection. A total of 144,128 of the payments have been made by local authorities

No Scottish Tories Oppose Universal Credit Cut

Graeme Condemns ‘Shameful’ Abstention Graeme has described as “shameful” the refusal of a single Scottish Tory MP to oppose planned cuts to Universal Credit in a Commons vote on Monday. The vote sought to make permanent the current £20 uplift to the benefit – something

Huge Gaps in UK Business Support & Missing £735m

Scotland & Freelancers Neglected  Graeme has called out Chancellor Rishi Sunak on both his failure to address gaps in business support where the self-employed are concerned and his reneging on a promised additional £375 million of such support for Scotland. It follows the Chancellor’s latest