JRF responds to the Scottish Government's plan to double Scottish Child Payment for children under six from April, and all eligible children under 16 by the end of 2022.
Chris Birt, Associate Director for Scotland at JRF said:
This is very welcome news that will provide vital support for families with young children following what is expected to be a challenging winter as the cost of living continues to rise. Doubling the payment for older children cannot come soon enough.
As we noted in our Poverty in Scotland report, this investment alone will not be enough to meet the interim child poverty targets, but it is an important step in the right direction and will make a real difference to families.