“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 and acted.
Doubling the payment from April is the right and just thing to do, and will help to keep people afloat amid the rising tide of poverty that’s sweeping across the country. It’s a commitment that can help meet our national mission of ending child poverty, provided we build on this toward a Scotland where no child has to suffer the injustice of poverty. Today, we have taken a step toward that vision.” – Peter Kelly, Director, Poverty Alliance.