The Best Start Grant is made up of three possible payments
The new Best Start Grant package is putting more money in the pockets of low income families than the DWP system it replaced.
The Scottish Government is to consider raising the age of criminal responsibility in Scotland higher than 12, children’s minister Maree Todd has announced.
Around £3.5 million has been paid out to almost 10,000 low-income families in the first three months of a new payment scheme to help cover the costs of having a baby, according to official statistics.
The Scottish Government started taking applications for the Best Start grant - which provides eligible families with £600 after the birth of their first child and £300 after the birth of any later children - on December 10 last year.
A new payment to help cover the costs of having children has been introduced in Scotland.