Scottish child payment

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

Response to Scottish Affairs Committee's report on welfare policy in Scotland

25 June 2021
CPAG in Scotland’s Kirsty McKechnie responds to the Scottish Affairs Committee’s report on welfare policy in Scotland

CPAG response to Tackling Child Poverty Progress Report

23 June 2021
Child poverty progress report “stark and urgent reminder that far, far more action and investment is needed to meet Scotland’s child poverty targets” say campaigners

CPAG response to Scottish Affairs Committee's welfare report

23 June 2021
​​​​​​​Child poverty campaigners welcome Westminster welfare report. Action to maintain universal credit uplift and ensure roll out of new Scottish child payment critical to progress on child poverty, say Child Poverty Action Group

Tackling Poverty - Briefing for MSPs

07 June 2021
A briefing outlining the current situation in regards to poverty in Scotland, the progress that has been made so far in tackling poverty and the steps that can be taken to meet child poverty targets, including taking action to double the Scottish child payment in the first year of this parliament.

Tax credits and early years ebulletin April 2021

April 2021
Best Start grant increase, £500 payment for working tax credit claimants and new elearning on Scottish child payment.

Campaigners welcome growing support for doubling of Scottish child payment

29 March 2021
Child poverty campaigners today welcomed growing support across the political spectrum for the next Parliament to at least double the value of the Scottish child payment. The policy call has been at the centre of campaigns by the Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) in Scotland and a broad coalition of children’s charities and anti-poverty campaigners

New official poverty statistics reveal ‘utterly dismaying’ rise in child poverty in Scotland and across UK – even before pandemic hit

25 March 2021
New official poverty statistics reveal ‘utterly dismaying’ rise in child poverty in Scotland and across UK – even before pandemic hit. But Scottish child poverty targets can be met if Scottish child payment is increased, and ‘at the very least doubled as vital next step,’ say campaigners

Campaigners welcome budget boost for struggling families

09 March 2021
Campaigners today welcomed further budget commitments agreed between the Scottish government and Scottish Greens. The deal, announced today Monday 8th March, includes two further £100 payments for children in receipt of free school meals, following on from winter and spring payments this year, as well as a new Pandemic Support Payment of £130 to households receiving Council Tax Reduction. Resources are also committed to rolling out free school meals to all primary school pupils.