Citizens Advice Scotland has welcomed the announcement that the Scottish Child Payment will double to £20 per week in April,
CAS Social Justice Policy Manager Stephanie Millar said:
“With families facing a perfect storm of rising bills and stagnant incomes, this is some good news coming next year, and something Citizens Advice Scotland and other organisations have been calling for. The payment will be lifeline for families struggling to keep their heads above the rising tide of poverty that threatens to sweep so many into destitution.
“The Citizens Advice network can help people struggling with money and bills. During the pandemic CABs unlocked around £147 million for people and that money can be life changing.”