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Tale of Two Governments on Social Security

UK Gov Universal Credit Cuts While Scot Gov Invests Billions New research from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation has revealed that more than one in three families with children in Scotland (37%) will lose £1,040 per year if the Tory UK Government goes ahead with cuts to

Increase in Payments to Help Boost Family Incomes

Delivering on 100 day commitment Best Start Foods payments are increasing this month marking the achievement of another commitment for the first 100 days of this government. The payment supports low income families to buy healthy food for children under the age of three, and

Job Start Payment

Graeme urges young people in Angus to apply for Job Start Payment Graeme is urging young people in the area to apply for the Job Start Payment if they are starting a new job after a period of unemployment. The Job Start Payment is available

Apply for the Best Start Grant

Graeme is urging eligible families in Angus to apply for this year’s Best Start Grant School Age Payment, as applications open today. The payment, which is only available in Scotland, is open to families who get tax credits or certain other benefits and have a child

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

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,

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