Anti-poverty payment could benefit 2,500 children in Inverclyde

“GAME-CHANGER” BENEFIT CENTRAL TO SNP AMBITION TO TACKLE CHILD POVERTY An estimated 2,500 children across Inverclyde could benefit from the Scottish Government’s ground breaking anti-poverty payment, new figures have revealed. The Scottish Child Payment will be worth £10 per child for low-income families by the end of 2022, with introduction for under-6s starting by early […]

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Funding boost worth £3.4 million for Inverclyde schools

SNP GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCE £50 MILLION PACKAGE TO IMPROVE ATTAINMENT MSP for Greenock and Inverclyde, Stuart McMillan, has said pupils living in Inverclyde’s most deprived communities will benefit from targeted funding from the Attainment Scotland Fund to help close the poverty-related attainment gap. Inverclyde Council will receive a £3,467,107 investment from the SNP Scottish Government to […]

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McMillan joins leading charity’s ‘No Bad Ends’ campaign

Stuart McMillan MSP joined Aberlour Child Care Trust in the Scottish Parliament recently, giving their support to the charity’s ‘No Bad Ends’ campaign. The campaign was launched following research that shows young people from the most deprived communities in Inverclyde are up to three times more likely to die before they reach their 25th birthday. […]

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Tory welfare cuts behind rise in food bank use

Stuart McMillan, SNP MSP for Greenock and Inverclyde, has criticised the UK government for “driving families to food banks” after new figures reveal the number of food parcels has increased over the past year. The Trussell Trust’s annual foodbank statistics show that the number of food parcels distributed in Scotland surged by 17% in 2017-18 […]

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Inverclyde Suffers from UK Government Welfare Reforms

Inverclyde will be one of the worst affected local authorities in Scotland by the latest round of welfare reforms announced by the UK government after last year’s general election, a new report claims. Research conducted for the Scottish Parliament’s Social Security Committee by Sheffield Hallam University shows that by 2020-21 Scotland can expect to lose just over […]

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