MSP welcomes £1,693,020 support for Argyll and Bute families

Jenni Minto arrives at Holyrood today.

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SNP MSP Jenni Minto has welcomed new figures showing that low income households in Argyll and Bute have been supported by £1,693,020 from the Scottish Government.

Households in the region have received £706,580 from Low Income Pandemic Payments and £986,440 from Bridging Payments that support families with children in receipt of free school meals.

Jenni Minto said: ‘The pandemic has been incredibly difficult for so many families for a variety of reasons – some have lost wages and jobs, others have seen an increase in heating bills as we all spent more time at home – I’m glad that the Scottish Government has been helping families in Argyll and Bute to get through this tough time with £1,693,020 of support, which is in addition to other Scottish low income benefits and the Scottish Child Payment

‘We know that families are going to continue to feel the pressure as we face a cost of living crisis so it is reassuring to see the Scottish Government’s focus on helping those who need it most and their commitment to delivering bridging payments this year.’