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Chamber and committees

Question ref. S5W-34838
Asked by: Keith Brown, Clackmannanshire and Dunblane, Scottish National Party
Date lodged: 28 January 2021

Question

To ask the Scottish Government how many families in the Clackmannanshire local authority area have received the (a) Best Start Grant and (b) Best Start Foods.

Current status: Answered by Shirley-Anne Somerville on 5 February 2021


Answer

Social Security Scotland routinely publish information as part of the quarterly Official Statistics release ‘Best Start Grant and Best Start Foods’. This includes information at Local Authority level.

The latest Official Statistics, covering the period from 10 December 2018 to‎ 30 November 2020, show that 1,725 Best Start Grant and Best Start Foods applications were authorised for payment in the Clackmannanshire local authority area.

The value of these payments, by 30 November, was over £429,000 for Best Start Grant, and over £119,000 for Best Start Foods.

Information on Best Start Grant and Best Start Foods was last published on the‎ 26 January 2021 and provided information up to the 30 November 2020. This publication is available from:

https://www.gov.scot/publications/best-start-grant-and-best-start-foods-high-level-statistics-to-30-november-2020/