Gordon MP Richard Thomson has welcomed the news that social security payments issued by the Scottish Government will increase by 6% on 1 April.
Subject to Parliamentary approval the Job Start Payment, Young Carer’s Grant, Funeral Support, Best Start Grant and Carer’s Allowance Supplement will increase by 6%.
Families in Aberdeenshire can also expect a doubling of the Scottish Child Payment and an increase in Best Start Foods in April.
Commenting, Richard Thomson MP said:
“The Scottish Government is reacting quickly and effectively to support the people in Aberdeenshire with the increasing Conservative cost of living crisis.
“Many families across the North-east are facing a squeeze on their incomes as food, fuel and household bills sky-rocket, plus many working people will have their pay packets hit by the UK Government’s hike in National Insurance in April.
“The Scottish Government is taking action to help people tackle the cost of living; Chancellor Rishi Sunak should follow suit and introduce a package of measures to help people in Aberdeenshire and across Scotland.”