I call on MSPs to support a £5 top up to child benefit in the 2018/19 budget and future Scottish Government spending plans.
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We are calling on MSPs to ensure the 2018/19 budget and Scottish Government spending plans include a top-up of child benefit by £5 per week.
Poverty currently affects one in four children in Scotland, but it doesn’t have to be that way.
We believe that poverty can be solved.
Tackling poverty is good for us all, and we believe that social security should help enable children to access all the opportunities available to them.
Increasing child benefit by just £5 a week for every child could lift thousands of children out of poverty.
Scotland has new social security powers. We believe the Scottish Government should take every opportunity to help children and families out of poverty, including “topping up” child benefit.