Scottish Government

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon will convene an urgent summit with energy supply companies and consumer groups later this month to discuss how advice and support for people struggling with energy bills can be improved. The summit will consider what collective action can be taken by government, energy

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Nicola Sturgeon has sought an emergency meeting of the Prime Minister and heads of the devolved Government Council to agree steps to help people in need as a result of the cost of living crisis. In a letter to the Prime Minister urging the suggested September meeting be brought forward due to a &ldq

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People in Aberdeenshire, City of Aberdeen, Fife, Moray, East Ayrshire, North Ayrshire, and South Ayrshire are now able to apply for Adult Disability Payment. This means Adult Disability Payment is now available in 13 council areas ahead of opening nationwide on 29 August. It is the twelfth and most

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Finance minister Kate Forbes has joined her counterparts in Wales and Northern Ireland to call for further action to help households and businesses ahead of another increase in energy prices. In a joint letter to the new Chancellor of the Exchequer Nadhim Zahawi, Ministers say the focus should be on

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Family benefits, free school meals and concessionary travel are part of £3 billion of support helping households in Scotland to mitigate the increased cost of living. Funding for 2022-23 includes £294.4m for Scottish Child Payment and other family benefits, including Best Start Grants, B

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Angus Council is putting £100,000 towards fighting food poverty in the local area. The money is a slice of the £1.672 million provided to Angus via the Scottish Government’s £80mLocal Authority Covid Economic Recovery fund, which is designed to provide targeted support for bu

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The public is being asked for their opinions on how the country’s energy sector can reach its net zero targets in a way that will benefit the people of Scotland. Over the coming months, people will be encouraged to voice their thoughts about the upcoming draft Energy Strategy and Just Transiti

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A new monitor is being launched by the Scottish Government to help inform policy decisions to reduce Scotland’s vulnerability to future financial and environmental shocks, helping build a more prosperous, resilient, equal and sustainable economy. The Wellbeing Economy Monitor will complement t

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Legislation to establish a National Care Service for Scotland (NCS) will ensure the best possible outcomes for people accessing care and support and end the ‘postcode lottery’ of care, the Scottish Government has said. The National Care Service Bill will make Scottish Ministers accountab

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People living in Angus, North Lanarkshire and South Lanarkshire can now apply for the Adult Disability Payment. The new Scottish Government benefit replaces the UK Government’s Personal Independence Payment and provides financial support to people aged between 16 and state pension age, who are

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Community projects are set to receive up to £20 million over the next three years to continue supporting young people and communities most affected by crime. Since the programme began in 2008, Cashback for Communities has taken funds recovered through the Proceeds of Crime Act and provided cru

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