Moray SNP News
Around 1075 unpaid carers in Moray are set to have their Carer’s Allowance Supplement doubled by the SNP Scottish Government.
The Carer’s Allowance Supplement (Scotland) Bill passed its third and final stage at Holyrood, meaning unpaid carers in Moray and across Scotland will have their supplement doubled to £462.80.
This is the second time the supplement has been doubled – the first time being in July 2020.
Commenting, Richard Lochhead MSP said:
“Unpaid carers in Moray have had an incredibly difficult time during the pandemic and without their heroic efforts our services would have been under greater strain.
“That is why the SNP Scottish Government has doubled the Carer’s Allowance Supplement, recognising this vital work and the difficulties that these dedicated carers will face as we head into winter.
“Unpaid carers will be facing a squeeze on incomes in the coming months with skyrocketing energy bills and food prices, so the doubling of the carers allowance supplement will provide a vital lifeline for thousands of unpaid carers in Moray and across Scotland.
“The passing of this Bill is another example of how we are building a social security system in Scotland based on dignity, fairness and respect. Contrast that with the system at Westminster which has just cut Universal Credit at a time when those on the lowest incomes need it most.”