This morning on BBC Breakfast
“But when Ian brought up Scotland’s child payment – which was introduced in 2018 and doubled in March and gives cash to low-income families – she challenged him.
Naga said: “The Scottish government can’t do anything new at this moment in time so those practical steps are retrospective.”
Can’t do anything new?
Are they retrospective?
Take this BBC Scotland report
“How a family of 14 is coping with rising costs”
The youngest child is 4 months old and the eldest one is 17 years old.
In April the Scottish Child Payment doubled from £10 pw to £20 pw!
At the end of this year the £20 pw will increase to £25 pw!
There is also the increase to the age limit for eligibility from under 6 years to under 16 years.
It’s a very significant change for that family, and one which will have a huge impact in mitigating rising costs for other families caused by UK government policies.