SNP shielding Inverclyde residents from Tory bedroom tax

SNP MSP Stuart McMillan has welcomed Scottish Government intervention to protect Inverclyde residents from Tory welfare cuts. New figures show that 1,615 Discretionary Housing Payments (DHP) were made to those on low incomes in Inverclyde between April and September this year. The total award value spent in Inverclyde in this period was £1.16m – with […]

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Tory welfare cuts drive record foodbank use

UNIVERSAL CREDIT ‘KEY DRIVER’ OF INCREASING NEED FOR FOOD PARCELS The number of emergency parcels handed out by food banks in Scotland rose by nearly a quarter over the last year, according to the UK’s largest food bank provider. The Trussell Trust said its food banks provided more than 210,000 packages to people in crisis […]

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Inverclyde Suffers from UK Government Welfare Reforms

Inverclyde will be one of the worst affected local authorities in Scotland by the latest round of welfare reforms announced by the UK government after last year’s general election, a new report claims. Research conducted for the Scottish Parliament’s Social Security Committee by Sheffield Hallam University shows that by 2020-21 Scotland can expect to lose just over […]

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