The Covid-19 pandemic has “intensified” the poverty experienced by low income families across Scotland, a report published today has found, with calls for increased action in order for Scotland to meet its 2030 child poverty targets. The report, published by the Poverty Alliance as part of its Get Heard Scotland project, is based on interviews with 32 low-income families … Read more
“The decision to double the Scottish Child Payment from April is one that will loosen the grip of poverty on the lives of thousands of children in Scotland. We, and so many others across Scotland, have been making clear the need to take this action, and we are delighted that the Scottish Government have listened … Read more
A majority of people in Scotland support next month’s Scottish Government budget being used to double the Scottish Child Payment immediately, new polling released today has found, as campaigners continue to press for Kate Forbes, Cabinet Secretary for Finance and the Economy, to back the move. The polling, conducted by Survation for the End Child … Read more
“We need to break the chain” – Linda Craik, End Poverty Edinburgh Member. This quote has stuck with me since first hearing it a couple of months ago when working with End Poverty Edinburgh (EPE). EPE are a group of citizens who have either lived experience of poverty in the city or care about it … Read more
Over 100 charities, faith groups, trade unions, civic organisations and academics have today sent an open letter to Scotland’s Finance Secretary Kate Forbes, urging her to “do the right thing” and use the upcoming Scottish Budget to double the Scottish Child Payment immediately. The call follows September’s commitment by the First Minister to double the … Read more
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The Poverty Alliance have today launched a fresh appeal to Kate Forbes MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Finance and the Economy, to commit to immediately doubling the Scottish Child Payment and are calling on members of the public to back their plea. We are making the call one month ahead of the publication of the Scottish … Read more