Scottish Child Payment Response

Last updated: 26/06/2019

We are absolutely delighted that Scottish Government has listened to parents about the pressures they are under and is bringing forward a new Scottish Child Payment for families on a low income.

- Marion Davis, Head of Policy and Strategy

Following on from calls from OPFS and Scottish Society to speed up the introduction of a new income supplement to tackle child poverty the Scottish Government has today announced a new ‘Scottish Child Payment’. This will see eligible families receive an extra £10 per week from 2020/21.

More information and full statement from Communities Secretary Aileen Campbell.