Families receive child payment boost

The Scottish Child Payment has been increased from £20 to £25 per week per child, meaning 8,130 families in South Lanarkshire are set to receive a boost to their household incomes from the Scottish Government.  Eligibility for the payment – which is only available in Scotland – has also been extended, meaning eligible families in South Lanarkshire with children under the … Read more

Call to uprate benefits

Lanark and Hamilton East MP Angela Crawley has said the austerity threat to families in South Lanarkshire shows why independence for Scotland is so crucial, following stark warnings on the impact of real terms benefits cuts in the area. Across Lanark and Hamilton East, 10,577 households are set to be subjected to the largest real terms permanent benefits … Read more