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Low income households in Scotland to get £50 annual payment towards winter energy bills - here's all you need to know

Some 400,000 households in Scotland will receive an annual payment of £50 to help them towards winter heating costs. The Low-Income Winter Heating Assistance will replace the Cold Weather Payment of £25.

8 June 2022

Warm home discount shake-up in Scotland could see an extra 50,000 homes benefit - here are the details

The Government has proposed a shake-up to the Warm Home Discount scheme in Scotland that could see an additional 50,000 households receive the rebate - and the amount people get is set to increase too.

9 May 2022

Under 26s can now get free NHS dental treatment in Scotland

Anyone aged 25 and under who is registered with a Scottish dental practice can now get free NHS treatment. The change takes force immediately and patients aren’t required to opt-in. Those who started a course of NHS treatment before their 26th birthday can also now get this for free.

25 August 2021

Period products to be handed out for free to everyone in Scotland in 'world first'

People in Scotland will soon be able to get free period products under law in a move it claims is a world first

25 November 2020

Transaction tax cut for homebuyers in Scotland and Wales until April

Most homebuyers in Scotland and Wales soon won't pay transaction tax on the first £250,000 of a property's purchase price, under temporary measures announced by the devolved administrations in the wake of the stamp duty cut in England and Northern Ireland last week

14 July 2020

Scottish parents can now apply for a £250 grant for school-age children

Applications are now open for a new £250 payment for low-income families in Scotland, which is paid when your child is old enough to start school

10 June 2019

Scotland to charge 20p deposit on bottles and cans – but you'll get it back if you recycle

The Scottish Government has today announced plans to charge 20p deposits on bottles and cans, which will be refunded if they're returned, in a bid to increase recycling

8 May 2019

Scottish income tax shake-up - how what you pay will change

The Scottish Government has announced changes to income tax bands which could see some middle earners pay more tax

15 December 2017

Due a council tax discount for ‘severe mental impairment’? Here's how to claim

Tens of thousands of people who are entitled to a 'severe mental impairment' council tax discount are missing out

29 September 2017