BBC Scotland trainee warned after asking why they didn’t tell anyone about this!

I should know about this kind of thing but I didn’t.

Did you know about this?

Child Winter Heating Assistance is a benefit from the Scottish Government. It was first paid in 2020.

It’s a payment to help disabled children and young people and their families with increased heating costs over winter. 

It’s paid once a year. The payment for winter 2023-2024 is £235.70.

I knew us old folk, regardless of need, get a winter heating payment and I know all about the much-celebrated Scottish Child Payment – ‘a watershed‘ in showing that poverty can be tackled:

The amount paid out in the winter of 2022/2023 was up 33% from £20 000 in the previous year, to £26 555:

I’ve tried finding a similar payment elsewhere in the UK but searches just find the SNP one.

Who should be telling us this kind of thing? Isn’t the BBC a tax-payer funded public service broadcaster or something like that?

How did I find out? Browsing the Scot Gov new publications site at:

Would a trained BBC journalist find that too difficult, maybe think it irrelevant?


4 thoughts on “BBC Scotland trainee warned after asking why they didn’t tell anyone about this!

  1. Not just the BBC …
    the whole Scottish media were all over it desisting from their endemic ”SNP Baaad ” default position to bring much needed attention to a life-saving benefit , and the socially responsible Scottish ( sic ) Labour Party were praising this , with Anas Sarwar taking time off from Ambulance Chasing duty to highlight this help for the needy , while Tom Gordon in The Herald had a column dedicated to this benefit just below the latest ferry fiasco story and … hang on ! Wait a mo ! …. F*ck me , they missed it !

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