More than 120 organisations across Scotland have called on the Scottish Government to increase the Scottish Child Payment in this year’s Programme for Government.

SIAA joined a coalition, coordinated by The Poverty Alliance, of over 100 anti-poverty organisations, children’s charities, community groups, think tanks, trade unions, faith leaders and academics urging the First Minister to “do the right thing” by using the upcoming Programme for Government to commit to doubling the Scottish Child Payment in this year’s budget, the £10 per week per child benefit for low-income families.

We are concerned about this critical situation where child poverty is rising in every local authority in Scotland. Significant measures are desperately needed to end child poverty and the double child payment should be a priority for this Scottish Government and Scottish Parliament.

Read the full letter to the First Minister.

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