The impact of Housing Benefit changes on Refuges

Lanark and Hamilton East MP Angela Crawley, this week, spoke in a debate on the extension of the local housing allowance rate to social landlords, seeking assurance that supported accommodation will be exempt from the proposed housing benefit changes. Previously, the local MP asked the Minister for Welfare Reform, Lord Freud, for urgent clarification around the proposal … Read more

Angela elected Vice Chair of WASPI APPG

Lanark and Hamilton East MP Angela Crawley has, this week, been elected vice chair of the Women Against State Pension Inequality (WASPI) All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG). Angela has been involved in the campaign for a number of months and has called on the UK government to immediately revisit the state pension inequalities for women … Read more

Angela calls on UK Government to keep the ban on bee harming pesticides’

 As ministers prepare to make a decision on an application to lift the current ban on neonicotinoids, Angela Crawley MP has called for the UK Government to keep the pesticides off our fields this summer. Neonicotinoids have been restricted across Europe since 2013 due to mounting evidence that they pose a risk to bees. Bees are responsible for pollinating two … Read more

The real living wage and the UK Government’s enhanced minimum wage for over 25s.

Lanark and Hamilton East MP Angela Crawley this week spoke in a debate on the Government’s ‘national living wage’. The debate focussed on reports that employers are mitigating the cost of the new rate by cutting hours, premium rates for overtime and bank holidays. Angela also highlighted ‘real living wage’ employers in Lanark and Hamilton … Read more

Late payments are crippling small business – Angela calls on UK Government to ‘step up to the plate’ and protect SMEs

Lanark and Hamilton East MP Angela Crawley has today written to the Minister for Small Business – Anna Soubry – calling for more action to be taken to protect small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs). According to the Federation of Small Business (FSB), one of the largest problems encountered by SMEs is the delay of … Read more

Panama Papers

Angela Crawley has backed calls for David Cameron to disclose the government’s position on off-shore tax havens with a declaration of his cabinet ministers and their dealings with off-shore trusts. Angus Robertson MP has written to the Prime Minister requesting he provides full disclosure of his government ministers and if they have benefited from off-shore … Read more

Bowel Cancer Awareness Month: Angela pledges to help charity raise awareness of screening.

As April marks Bowel Cancer Awareness Month, Angela Crawley, MP for Lanark and Hamilton East, is supporting a call by leading research charity Bowel Cancer UK, urging more people to take part in bowel cancer screening and help save lives. Bowel cancer is the second biggest cancer killer in the UK, affecting both men and … Read more