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ANTI-POVERTY PAYMENT COULD BENEFIT OVER FIVE THOUSAND CHILDREN IN DUNDEE

9 Sep 2020

An estimated 5,200 children across Dundee could benefit from the Scottish Government’s ground breaking anti-poverty payment, new figures have revealed.

 

The Scottish Child Payment will be worth £10 per child for low-income families by the end of 2022, with introduction for under-6s starting by early 2021.

 

Latest figures from the Scottish Fiscal Commission estimate that 194,000 children aged under six in Scotland will be eligible for the new Scottish Child Payment.

 

Commenting, local MSP Shona Robison said:

 

“Thousands of families across Dundee will benefit form this new payment, at a time when many are struggling due the financial effects of the Coronavirus pandemic”

 

“Tory cuts are driving too many families in Dundee into poverty – but the SNP is determined to use every power at our disposal to help families make ends meet.”

 

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