Author: Andrew

FALKIRK FAMILIES TO START RECEIVING SCOTTISH CHILD PAYMENT

Families in Falkirk district will start receiving a welcome financial boost in the coming weeks after the Scottish Child Payment opened today (Monday, February 15). The new Scottish Government benefit, which is unique to Scotland, will give eligible parents and…

MATHESON WELCOMES PLANS TO PUT TACKLING POVERTY AT HEART OF BUDGET

Falkirk West MSP Michael Matheson has welcomed the Scottish Government’s welfare spending plans for 2021-22, which put tackling poverty at the heart of the Budget. Finance Secretary Kate Forbes has committed £3.5billion to social security and welfare payments in the…

ADDITIONAL SUPPORT FOR HOSPITALITY, RETAIL AND LEISURE BUSINESSES

A significant top-up to the grant support available for hospitality, retail and leisure businesses which have had to close due to current coronavirus restrictions has been announced by Finance Secretary Kate Forbes. This financial support of between £6,000 and £25,000…