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4,745 CHILDREN SUPPORTED IN WEST LOTHIAN BY SCOTTISH CHILD PAYMENT

4,745 CHILDREN SUPPORTED IN WEST LOTHIAN BY SCOTTISH CHILD PAYMENT

Published date : 02 June, 2022

4,745  children in West Lothian have been supported by the Scottish Child Payment since its introduction by the Scottish Government.

 

Since the support started putting extra money in the pockets of families £2,123,500 has been spent supporting families in West Lothian since February 2021.

 

Children are already benefitting from further support after the Scottish Government doubled the payment to £20 per week per child in April and will increase it further to £25 by the end of the year.

 

Commenting, Almond Valley MSP Angela Constance said:

 

“During a Tory-made cost of living crisis, the Scottish Government has supported more than 4,745 children across West Lothian with the Scottish Child Payment – which is a payment that is not available anywhere else in the UK.

 

“The Scottish Child Payment is just one of a raft of support payments that have been introduced in Scotland to build a social security system that is built on dignity, fairness and respect.

 

“Families here are already benefitting from further support after the Scottish Child Payment was doubled in April and is set to be increased even further by the end of the year.

 

“The Scottish Government continues to support households in West Lothian with one hand tied behind its back as most of the levers of power are held by a Westminster government that has cut Universal Credit at a time when people need it most.

 

“That is why it is only with the full raft of powers that independence would bring that we can start to build a fairer, more equal Scotland.”

 

ENDS

 

Notes

 

Full publication of figures can be found here: https://www.gov.scot/publications/scottish-child-payment-high-level-statistics-to-31-march-2022/

 

Local Authority

[NUMBER] Authorised applications

[£MONEY] Value of Payments

Total

127,095

£58,628,360

Aberdeen City

4,130

£1,901,250

Aberdeenshire

3,510

£1,654,680

Angus

2,565

£1,214,830

Argyll and Bute

1,490

£729,140

Clackmannanshire

1,415

£645,560

Dumfries and Galloway

3,375

£1,601,110

Dundee City

4,325

£1,999,720

East Ayrshire

3,835

£1,751,010

East Dunbartonshire

1,345

£628,390

East Lothian

2,220

£1,004,340

East Renfrewshire

1,195

£562,980

Edinburgh, City of

8,400

£3,806,540

Falkirk

3,765

£1,775,270

Fife

9,690

£4,506,050

Glasgow City

21,265

£9,630,470

Highland

4,355

£2,068,650

Inverclyde

2,090

£942,000

Midlothian

2,395

£1,124,570

Moray

1,745

£835,450

Na h-Eileanan Siar

340

£175,700

North Ayrshire

4,245

£1,927,360

North Lanarkshire

10,215

£4,661,920

Orkney Islands

245

£123,260

Perth and Kinross

2,680

£1,262,090

Renfrewshire

4,110

£1,899,670

Scottish Borders

2,260

£1,055,550

Shetland Islands

255

£121,670

South Ayrshire

2,440

£1,152,990

South Lanarkshire

7,545

£3,522,780

Stirling

1,435

£679,130

West Dunbartonshire

2,935

£1,331,900

West Lothian

4,745

£2,123,500

Unknown - Scottish address

110

£44,910

Non-Scottish postcode

395

£152,430

No address

30

£11,490

 

 

  


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