£10 EXTRA FOR SCOTTISH CHILD BENEFIT

26th June 2019

While the Tories cut and Labour carp from the sidelines, the SNP Scottish Government is taking action to take Scotland’s children out of poverty.

The new Scottish Child Benefit payment of £10 per week will be rolled out for eligible under sixes in 2021, and to under-16s by the end of 2022.

When delivered in full, 410,000 children could be eligible for the income supplement – over a third of all children. It is estimated it will lift 30,000 children out of relative poverty by 2023/24.

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