benefit to help people on low incomes pay for the costs of a funeral will be
available from next week, the Scottish Government has announced. The funeral
support payment launches on 16 September and has three elements: burial or
cremation costs; a flat rate £700 toward expenses including funeral director
fees, coffin and flowers; and some transport costs. It will be available for
recipients of universal credit, income support, income-based jobseeker’s
allowance, pension credit, housing benefit, child tax credit and disability or
severe disability elements of the working tax credit.
It’s only one
thing, but together with many other emerging differences between Scotland and
rUK, the first days of a better country are surely in the past. See these:
Different NHS Scotland and Wales reject England’s hostile environment for vulnerable migrant mothers-to-be
IS a different place as its universities offer guaranteed places to
women and the disabled far higher in England than in Scotland
homicide, less knife crime, less domestic violence, safer cities and now much
lower alcohol problems: should Scotland’s old stereotypes be sent south?
crimes increase by 33% in England & Wales while falling by 10% in Scotland:
Who says we’re not different?
Muslim students far less likely to report abuse or crime?
Scotland! ‘A review of small country’s approaches to public policy reform in
response to economic, demographic and other pressures found that only in
Scotland could this ‘golden thread’ be so clearly discerned’
With 1 in 4
living wage employers already in Scotland, the Scottish Government aims to make
this a ‘Living Wage Nation’
8% of the UK
population and 28% of living wage employers. More evidence that we are
different enough to want to run the whole show?
80 000 lowest
paid workers in NHS England still on poverty wages as NHS Scotland follows
Scottish Government policy to pay a living wage to all
workers to receive Living Wage for ‘sleepover’ hours while English care workers
receive only the National Minimum Wage.
Scotland in the UN report on ‘Workhouse Britain’
values making oil and gas firms a tad different too?
Scotland’s employers also different – more willing to pay a decent wage?
1 in 4 living wage employers already in Scotland, the Scottish Government aims
to make this a ‘Living Wage Nation’
of the UK population and 28% of living wage employers. More evidence that we
are different enough to want to run the whole show?
difference as UK small and medium-sized business people prefer Boris while
difference between Scotland and rUK?
Government support for small businesses superior to that in non-Scottish parts