What, the SNP’s ‘beacon of progressive policy for the rest of the UK’ helping child poverty level to be half that in England?

More than 100 charities, faith groups, trade unions and others have urged the Finance Secretary to use the upcoming budget to double a benefit payment made to poorer families immediately.

In a letter to Kate Forbes, the organisations warn that action to increase the Scottish Child Payment is needed urgently to protect families from a “perfect storm of financial uncertainty”.

https://www.heraldscotland.com/politics/19725150.kate-forbes-100-organisations-urge-finance-secretary-double-child-payment-now/

What benefit is this? This one?

The Scottish Government’s decisive and compassionate move to bring in the new Scottish Child Payment is the lifeline children and their families need, and is a beacon of progressive policy for the rest of the UK.

https://www.jrf.org.uk/blog/scottish-child-payment-will-turn-tide-child-poverty

Does the Herald mention that? Does it remind readers that only the SNP Government does this kind of thing?

Don’t be daft! Nope.

Afterthought: Is that also the policy making child poverty far less common in Scotland?

Maybe worth mentioning?

No?

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3 thoughts on “What, the SNP’s ‘beacon of progressive policy for the rest of the UK’ helping child poverty level to be half that in England?

  1. When / if the Scottish Government increases this benefit for families be assured that there will be a Greek chorus of opposition MSPs ( including the Tories ! ) moaning that ”it is not enough!”
    Yet none will mention the b*stard Tories removing the £20 uplift from Universal benefit which has impacted so many poorer families !
    Hypocrisy thy name is Scottish Opposition MSP !

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