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Scottish Child Payment Helps 2,090 Angus Families

£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

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

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

Supporting Children, Families & Young People

First 100 Days: Best Start, Best Chances These are serious times which require serious government and experienced leadership. The SNP is determined to make Scotland the best place to grow up, to give children and young people a fair start in life and help families

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

Ending Cycles of Poverty

Delivering for Scotland #45: Targeted Support for Low-Income Households The SNP is fundamentally committed to building a fairer Scotland. In government, the SNP is fully determined to tackle poverty, particularly child poverty – which we know has been increasing in recent years due to the

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