Kaukab Stewart, SNP MSP for Glasgow Kelvin, has welcomed new figures which show that 52,245 children in Glasgow are currently receiving the Scottish Child Payment.


The Scottish Child Payment, which provides £25 per week to every eligible child, is estimated to lift 50,000 children out of relative poverty in 2023/24.


In Glasgow, 594,495 payments worth £16,435,370 have been paid out to help tackle child poverty – with over £450 million issued across Scotland.


The SNP Government has made tackling child poverty its number one priority, and Kaukab Stewart MSP has welcomed latest figures showing it has reduced 5% in 2023/24.


Commenting, SNP MSP Kaukab Stewart said:


“The SNP Government’s Scottish Child Payment is taking direct action to eliminate child poverty in Scotland and it is very welcome that it is currently supporting 52,245 children in Glasgow.


“As we head into the winter months, and with the Tory-made cost of living crisis continuing to affect households across , families will face even greater challenges, with many struggling to make ends meet. The Scottish Child Payment will therefore be even more vital.


“The fact that nearly 300,000 payments have been made in Glasgow, worth £16.4 million, is very positive and I know this will be going a long way to support young people who need it most.


“The SNP are taking action to meet our mission of tackling child payment and I strongly encourage people to spread the word so as many children eligible for this payment get it as possible”.


Scottish Child Payment Stats Social Security Scotland – Scottish Child Payment: high level statistics to 30 September 2023