Scottish child payment

Further increase to Scottish child payment 'hugely welcome'

24 March 2022
John Dickie responds to the Scottish Government's new child poverty delivery plan

New report on the Cost of a Child in Scotland 2022

09 March 2022
A new report finds that Scottish government policies could help cover up to a third of the 'cost of a child' for low income families

The Cost of a Child in Scotland 2022

09 March 2022
A report analyzing the impact Scottish government policies and lower childcare costs have on the costs of bringing up a child.

UC families face £570 real terms income cut as costs surge

16 February 2022
DWP figures out show 254 393 children in Scotland were in families on universal credit (UC) in November– (3.6 million across GB). Analysis by the Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) shows that because universal credit is set to rise by only 3.1% this April when inflation is expected to peak at 7.25%, most of these families face a real-terms cut of around £570 per year in UK social security support

Our response to independent Poverty Commission’s advice to Scottish Government

25 January 2022
Child Poverty Action Group responds to independent Poverty Commission’s advice to Scottish Government “Doubling of Scottish child payment is a huge step, but no question more will be needed” say campaigners

Our response to the Scottish Budget

09 December 2021
Budget response: Doubling of Scottish child payment “big step forward on path to meeting Scotland child poverty targets”, say campaigners

Scottish child payment to double from April

29 November 2021
"Hugely welcome”: Child poverty campaigners respond to FM’s conference commitment to double Scottish child payment from April

End Child Poverty Letter to Cabinet Secretary for Finance and the Economy

18 November 2021
End Child Poverty members in Scotland have written to Kate Forbes MSP, the Cabinet Secretary for Finance and the Economy calling on her to the upcoming Scottish budget to make resources available so that the Scottish Child Payment can be doubled immediately.

After the cut - what now for families?

06 October 2021
A new report in response to the £20 cut to universal credit looking at the impact of the cut in Scotland, what now for families affected and what policy changes are needed as a result of the cut.

Letter to First Minister requesting doubling of Scottish Child Payment

18 August 2021
A broad coalition of national organisations, community groups, academics, trade unions and faith groups have written to the First Minister to urge her to use the upcoming Programme for Government to commit to doubling the Scottish Child Payment in this year’s budget