Today at Holyrood (Friday 19th), Bill Kidd MSP asked the Scottish Government how it supports low-income families with young children.
Aileen Campbell replied:
The Scottish Government has taken significant steps to reduce poverty and tackle inequality, particularly where it affects families with young children. The Tackling Child Poverty Action Plan Report, published in June, showed that 48 of the 58 actions we have committed to are already in progress or being delivered. In 2018-19 we invested over £1.4 billion to provide a wide range of support including Free School Meals, School Clothing Grants and increased funding to tackle food insecurity during the school holidays. That investment also includes Best Start Grant Payments replacing and surpassing previous UK Government benefit provision.
Brian and his team were there, in the canteen, having a fag outside or in the toilets but seem to have missed this news, leaving Reporting Scotland to fill with more of Boris and a billionaire’s complaints about the ferries he didn’t get built.