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Chancellor Must Deliver ‘Budget to Boost Incomes’

Action Needed on Energy Rip Off & Soaring Food Prices The UK Chancellor has been challenged to deliver a ‘Budget to Boost Incomes’ – with the SNP warning that the Tories must stop ripping families off and start putting money back into people’s pockets. With

4,325 Angus Children Supported by Scottish Child Payment

Game-changing Benefit Vital Amid Tory Cost-of-Living Crisis New figures show that a total of £3,211,140 has been paid out in Scottish Child Payments to families in Angus since the devolved benefit was introduced. Now available to all eligible children under 16, 4,325 across Angus have

Marking 2nd Anniversary of Scottish Child Payment

SNP Calls on UK Government to Match Support UK-wide On the second anniversary of the introduction of the Scottish Child Payment, the SNP is challenging the Westminster Tory Government to follow its lead by matching the £440 million commitment to combating child poverty. The payment

£130m Paid Out in Child Disability Payment

New Benefit Supporting Over 54,000 More than £130 million has been distributed to thousands of families with disabled children since the launch of a Scottish Government benefit. The latest official figures show the families of over 54,000 children and young people were receiving Child Disability

Deadline for School Age Payment Approaches

Families Urged to Make Sure They Don’t Miss Out Parents and guardians who get qualifying benefits or tax credits and who have a child born between 1 March 2017 and 28 February 2018 are being urged to check whether they should apply for Best Start

Two Key Devolved Benefits to be Paid Automatically

Making Things Easier for Families People who receive Scottish Child Payment and qualify for Best Start Grant Early Learning and School Age payments will be paid them automatically from this week, without the need to apply for them separately. Social Security Scotland will notify clients

Refreshed Baby Box Supporting Angus Families

16,785 Boxes Already Delivered in Tayside Figures to 30th September have shown that 16,785 of Scotland’s Baby Boxes have been delivered across the NHS Tayside health board area since the scheme was introduced, as the box receives a revamp for its fifth birthday. The Scottish

Extra Winter Cash for Low-Income Families

December Bridging Payment Doubling to £260 Families of an estimated 145,000 children will benefit from extra support this winter to help with cost-of-living pressures – backed by Scottish Government investment of £18.9 million. Bridging Payments were introduced in 2021 ahead of the extension of the

Home-Start Angus Visit for Challenge Poverty Week

Highlighting the Reality & Challenging Stereotypes Graeme recently paid a visit to local charity Home-Start Angus, to showcase the support on offer for local families. Home-Start offers a unique service recruiting and training volunteers – who are usually parents themselves – to make home visits

Graeme Visits Lighthouse Kids Clothes Bank

Meeting the Needs of the Arbroath Community To highlight their continued efforts in providing clothes and baby equipment for children of families in need in the Arbroath area, Graeme has paid a visit to Lighthouse Kids Clothes Bank. Lighthouse Kids is a non-profit clothes bank