Scottish Child Payment (Aberdeen)

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament at on 28 March 2024.

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Photo of Paul McLennan Paul McLennan Scottish National Party

It is estimated that the Scottish child payment will keep 60,000 children out of poverty in 2024-25. The impact cannot be broken down by local authority area. However, published statistics show that more than 327,000 children in low-income families were receiving the Scottish child payment in December 2023, and more than 10,000 of those children were in Aberdeen city. Since the Scottish child payment was launched, payments that total more than £570 million have been made to the families who need them most, and more than £18 million of those payments were to families in Aberdeen city.