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How Scotland rejected Westminster cuts and chose a better path

The SNP Scottish Government’s Bold Steps to Set Up a New Scottish Social Security System. Since we began making payments in 2018, Scotland’s social security system has made a real positive impact on families across the country. A new, fairer social security system with 13

4,325 Angus Children Supported by Scottish Child Payment

Game-changing Benefit Vital Amid Tory Cost-of-Living Crisis New figures show that a total of £3,211,140 has been paid out in Scottish Child Payments to families in Angus since the devolved benefit was introduced. Now available to all eligible children under 16, 4,325 across Angus have

Scottish Budget Bill Passed

Further Support for Councils & Culture Sector An additional £223 million will be provided to local authorities to support pay awards to staff as part of the 2023-24 Scottish Budget. Deputy First Minister John Swinney said an improving financial position enabled him to address some

A Social Contract with Scotland

Final stage of 2023-24 Budget Bill A Scottish Budget which goes further to support the vulnerable and deliver greater benefits than provided in the rest of the UK will be voted on in Parliament today, Tuesday 21st February. Ahead of the final debate and vote

Marking 2nd Anniversary of Scottish Child Payment

SNP Calls on UK Government to Match Support UK-wide On the second anniversary of the introduction of the Scottish Child Payment, the SNP is challenging the Westminster Tory Government to follow its lead by matching the £440 million commitment to combating child poverty. The payment

£130m Paid Out in Child Disability Payment

New Benefit Supporting Over 54,000 More than £130 million has been distributed to thousands of families with disabled children since the launch of a Scottish Government benefit. The latest official figures show the families of over 54,000 children and young people were receiving Child Disability

Carer Support Payment to be piloted by the end of this year

Timetable for introduction of future benefits confirmed. Plans for the introduction of further Scottish Government benefits have been published as part of an updated Social Security Programme Business Case. This confirms that Carer Support Payment will be the next payment to be introduced. Social Security

Graeme Welcomes £50 Heating Payment Boost

Around 7,000 Angus Households to Benefit Around 7,000 households across Angus will receive an automatic £50 heating support payment in the coming weeks. This is the Scottish Government’s new Winter Heating Payment, which will be paid out regardless of weather conditions. It replaces the Cold

Deadline for School Age Payment Approaches

Families Urged to Make Sure They Don’t Miss Out Parents and guardians who get qualifying benefits or tax credits and who have a child born between 1 March 2017 and 28 February 2018 are being urged to check whether they should apply for Best Start

Independent Advocacy Service Celebrates First Anniversary

Supporting Disabled People to Access Devolved Benefits A free independent advocacy service supporting disabled people to access Scottish Government benefits has marked its first year in operation. The Scottish Government is investing more than £20 million to deliver this service over the course of four