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FMQs: Leonard pressures government to raise child benefit

Red Robin - 4 October 2018

Nicola Sturgeon faced calls from Richard Leonard to increase Child Benefit, which Labour says would lift 30,000 children in Scotland out of poverty.

Speaking at First Minister’s Questions today, the Scottish Labour leader challenged Nicola Sturgeon to deliver a £5 per week increase to the payment, a policy supported by a large swathe of children’s charities, anti-poverty organisations, faith groups and the Scottish Trade Union Congress.... See more


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