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Monthly Archives: March 2022

2,395 Angus Children Benefitting From Child Payment

Local Impact of ‘Game Changing’ Devolved Benefit New statistics have shown that approximately 2,395 children across Angus are benefitting from the Scottish Government’s Scottish Child Payment – which is set to double to £20 per child per week in April. The payment was introduced in

Scotland’s National Strategy for Economic Transformation

Over 70 Actions Across 5 Key Themes Published A new National Strategy for Economic Transformation, underpinned by detailed analysis of Scotland’s economic strengths and weaknesses, has been published. The strategy contains over 70 actions across five key priority programmes. These have been identified as having

Medical Supplies For Ukraine

£2.9 million of urgently needed items Scotland is sending critical medical supplies and equipment to help Ukraine following the illegal invasion by Russia. Over 500,000 emergency items valued at about £2.9 million, including hypodermic needles and oxygen masks are being donated by NHS Scotland. –

Over £2 Million For Armed Forces Veterans

Funding will support vital mental health charities. Services that provide mental health support to Armed Forces veterans have been given a funding boost. The Scottish Government has announced £1.4 million for Combat Stress and a further £666,000 for Veterans First Point. – Graeme This funding

NHS Workforce at New Record High

Staff levels increase for ten consecutive years. NHS Tayside has recorded record numbers of staff levels this year with 12,519 employed by the health board – a 5.4% increase over the past five years. Across Scotland, more than 155,000 staff have been hired, with increases