Scotland’s Tale of Two Governments Scotland has two governments – with very different priorities, which are becoming increasingly apparent. The Programme for Government which is published each September lays out the actions the Scottish Government intends to take in the next year and beyond. In
Around 148,000 children set to benefit. Low income families will benefit from a £320 uplift before Christmas as part of the Scottish Government’s commitment to tackling child poverty. Eligible families with children in school will receive payments of £160 per child in October and December.
£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
£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
Delivering for Scotland #15: Free School Meals No pupil should struggle to learn because of poverty, and amongst the wide range of ambitious measures being taken by the SNP in government to tackle child poverty is the provision of free school meals. These are critical
Delivering for Scotland #20: The Scottish Child Payment Over the past 20 years, Westminster has imposed an extreme Brexit, an illegal war in Iraq, £9,000 Tuition Fees, the windrush scandal, the rape clause, the bedroom tax and a decade of Tory austerity cuts which have
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