The UK Government has the opportunity to change one of their cruellest and most callous money-making schemes – the charge on survivors of domestic abuse who claim child maintenance. While I believe the Child Maintenance Service (CMS) needs widespread reform to be fit for purpose, the processing charge for using the “collect and pay” service … Read moreColumn: Child Maintenance
Lanark and Hamilton East MP Angela Crawley has called for greater protection for refugees in the UK. In a Parliamentary debate on refugees and human rights, Ms Crawley spoke of how the UK can play the role of a world leader in helping resolve conflicts and the extremely vulnerable position of those who claim refugee … Read moreAngela calls for refugee protection
Angela Crawley MP has called on the UK Government to “stop putting domestic abuse survivors at risk” and scrap the 4 per cent “tax on child support” for processing child maintenance payments. The Child Maintenance Service (CMS) has introduced charges that mean a parent caring for children will be charged a 4 per cent collection … Read moreChild Maintenance put domestic abuse survivors in danger.
Lanark and Hamilton East MP Angela Crawley last week called on the UK Government to extend the time-limit for a tribunal claim to be submitted from three to six months. Leading for the SNP at Women and Equalities Questions, Angela highlighted the need for a review of the tribunal system’s waiting times in order to … Read moreLocal MP calls for extension to tribunal time-limit
New economic impact analysis by the Scottish Government has confirmed that the best way to protect the local economy and household incomes in Lanark and Hamilton East is through Scotland remaining in the Single Market and Customs Union. Failure by the Tory government to secure a Brexit deal would see Scotland take a £12.7 … Read moreAnalysis shows that the Single Market is essential for Lanark and Hamilton East.
Lanark and Hamilton East MP Angela Crawley has today backed the campaign to scrap poverty wages for under-25s. At present, young workers can be paid as little as £4.05 per hour for regular employment and £3.50 for apprenticeships – well below the Government defined Living Wage of £7.20 and further behind the Real Living Wage … Read moreAngela backs campaign for fair-pay
Angela Crawley MP has today launched her #CommunityAdvent initiative which will see her and her team get more involved with local organisations and campaigns in the lead up to Christmas. The initiative will start with a reading at St Johns Church this evening (Friday, Dec 1st) in support of World Aids Day, and the next … Read moreAngela launches #CommunityAdvent
Lanark and Hamilton East MP Angela Crawley was last night crowned Other Parties MP of the Year at the Patchwork Foundations #MPoftheYearAwards Through the MP of the Year Awards, The Patchwork Foundation highlights and acknowledges those MPs – nominated by individuals and grassroots community organisations, and subsequently picked by an independent panel of judges – … Read moreAngela wins at MP of the Year Awards
SNP MP Angela Crawley has welcomed the launch today of a new Scottish Government consultation proposing landmark reforms for transgender equality. The SNP’s Equalities spokesperson at Westminster said the proposals to improve gender recognition laws, in line with international best practice, would place Scotland among world leaders by making it simpler – and less intrusive – for transgender … Read moreLandmark reforms a ‘leap forward’ for transgender equality.
Lanark and Hamilton East MP Angela Crawley has welcomed the new Scottish Living Wage rate of £8.75 an hour and encouraged more employers to sign up as Accredited Living Wage Employers. The Scottish Living Wage, calculated to meet the cost of living, is reviewed every year based on living standards. The rise of 30p per … Read moreAngela welcomes rise in living wage.