It has just been announced that the Scottish Child Payment will be doubled in the upcoming Budget, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced.
The news released this afternoon by the Scottish Government has been welcomed by campaigners, who called it a step “toward a Scotland where no child has to suffer the injustice of poverty, adding is the boldest and most ambitious anti-poverty measure anywhere in the UK”
The payment, which was first brought in in February 2021, sees families in Scotland on low incomes receive £10 per week per child under six in an attempt to tackle child poverty. It is now due to be doubled to £20 per week, and also to be extended to be made available to children aged six to 15 by the end of 2022.
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