MORE THAN 1000 nappies have been handed over to nurseries in Glasgow as part of preparations for the upcoming cut to Universal Credit. 

Directors at Pollok's Gowanbank Hub - who kindly made the donations - say the move is to ensure young children do not suffer as a result of the deductions. 

The team is working alongside organisations across the city to prevent locals from falling further down the poverty line. 

Billy Coull, who is the charity's co-director, said: "We are very concerned that the first group of people who are going to feel the strain on their purse strings are parents with young children.

"The cost of living is through the roof with Brexit taking its toll and lack of deliveries in supermarkets.

"The Gowanbank hub is here for you and will support you where we can but to do continue our work we need the generous help of the public."

The £20 weekly uplift for those claiming the benefit was introduced last March at the start of the pandemic, however, Chancellor Rishi Sunak stressed it was “intended to be a temporary measure” to help those struggling in lockdown. 

More than half of families living with children in the Glasgow Central, Glasgow South West and Glasgow North East constituencies are expected to become impacted by the £20 cut. 

The move - previously described as “devastating" by city politicians - will come into effect on October 6.