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Radical Move To Tackle Child Poverty

Local MSP, Gordon Macdonald, has heaped praise on the SNP’s announcement of a new social benefit designed to lift children across Scotland out of poverty. By the end of 2022, eligible families across Edinburgh will now receive an extra £10 a week for every child under 16 – low income families with children under the age of six will be fast tracked and start to receive the benefit in early 2021. This announcement means that eligible families with two children under 16 will receive an additional £1,000 a year to spend on day to day essentials from clothing to school equipment. Once fully rolled out, the payment will benefit up to 410,000 children across Scotland - not only supporting those in

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