Childcare policy praised

An independent watchdog has praised the Scottish Government for the implementation of its flagship free childcare expansion policy. Audit Scotland has said that the majority of infrastructure projects and recruitment required to implement the 1,140-hour expansion for three– and four-year-olds and eligible two-year-olds has been successfully completed. Across South Lanarkshire, 5,939 under 5s have benefitted from the 1,140 hours policy which has so far supported 92,615 children in … Read more

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