Local Constituency MSP for Linlithgow, Fiona Hyslop, has welcomed the Scottish Child Payment which is supporting 12,485 children across West Lothian.
The Scottish Child Payment, which provides £25 per week to every eligible child, is estimated to lift 50,000 children Scotland-wide out of relative poverty in 2023/24. In West Lothian 140,910 payments worth £17,502,730 have been paid out to families to help tackle child poverty.
“The Scottish Child Payment is a huge support to local families who are already facing great challenges. The Scottish Government is clear that tackling child poverty is a key propriety and I welcome the latest child poverty figures which are already showing a 5% reduction in 2023/24.
“The £17,502,730 which is going out to 12,485 children across West Lothian will provide financial support to those needing it the most. I want to ensure that all my Constituents are aware of the Scottish Child Payment, and know how to signpost others to it, so that as many eligible young people in West Lothian can benefit from it as possible.”
For further information and to read more about eligibility, visit: Scottish Child Payment – mygov.scot