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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

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

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

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