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Only Independence Can Secure Social Safety Net 

Austerity 2.0 Demonstrates Need for Full Powers The SNP has said that the Tory austerity threat to Scottish families shows why Scottish independence is the only way to secure our vital social security safety net. It comes as the UK Government’s plans to slash welfare

Low Income Winter Heating Assistance

A Reliable Winter Heating Benefit of £50 Will be Paid for the First Time in February 2023 to 400,000 households Graeme has welcomed the planned introduction of the new Low Income Winter Heating Assistance benefit to help households in Angus and across Scotland pay their

2,565 Angus Children Supported by Scottish Child Payment

Over £1.2m Paid Out Since February 2021 New figures on the Scottish Child Payment indicate that 2,565 children across Angus have been supported by the devolved benefit since its introduction. Brought in last February to put extra money in the pockets of families, and not

Scotland Leads UK on University Students From Deprived Areas

Widening access an “unambiguous success”. Scotland is continuing to “set the pace” when it comes to students from deprived areas getting into university, the Commissioner for Fair Access has said. – Graeme The Scottish Government is working hard to ensure every young person has the

Spring Statement Fails to Tackle Soaring Living Costs

Scottish Finance Secretary Responds to UK Government Plans The UK Government has not delivered the support and help that families and businesses need today, according to Finance Secretary Kate Forbes. Responding to the Spring Statement, Ms Forbes said the Chancellor failed to help thousands of

Investment in Tackling Child Poverty

Supporting Low Income Households Almost £6 billion has been invested to support low income households across Scotland over the last three years. More than a third of that total, around £2.18 billion, has directly benefitted children as the Scottish Government prepares to publish its Tackling

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

Almost £2.6m Support for Angus Households

Graeme Welcomes Local Pandemic Payment Figures Newly released figures show that low income households in Angus have been supported by £2,593,870 in targeted pandemic relief payments from the Scottish Government. Households across Angus have received £1,220,050 of Low Income Pandemic Payments and £1,373,820 of Bridging

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