Angela backs foodbank recommendations on Universal Credit

Angela Crawley MP has today backed the Trussell Trust’s recommendations in their report “Foodbank’s Experience of Universal Credit” after it was revealed that 5332 three day emergency food supplies were given to people facing crisis, with 1873 children receiving support. The recommendations in the report include: Implementing a Universal Support service which supports people transitioning … Read moreAngela backs foodbank recommendations on Universal Credit

Angela backs petition calling for UC split payments.

Angela Crawley has backed an on-line petition to address one of the major problems of the current Universal Credit (UC) roll out – namely the UK government’s insistence on payments to a single household bank account, which ‘makes women more financially vulnerable’. Angela recently called on the Government to end the practice – still part … Read moreAngela backs petition calling for UC split payments.

Angela calls on Tories to make Government buildings autism friendly

Lanark and Hamilton East MP Angela Crawley has called on the UK Government to make Government buildings more autism friendly. The local MP made the case in a debate in Westminster, sighting the experience of her autistic constituent attending a job centre. Angela has campaigned for greater autism awareness for a number of years, and … Read moreAngela calls on Tories to make Government buildings autism friendly

Angela calls for mandatory Universal Credit Split Payments

  Lanark and Hamilton East MP Angela Crawley has called on the UK Government to make Universal Credit payments to more than one person in a household. Universal credit, the controversial new system being rolled out across the country that combines a series of benefits into one monthly payment, is paid into one single bank … Read moreAngela calls for mandatory Universal Credit Split Payments

Public Meeting: Hamilton’s town centre.

  Hamilton’s MP, MSP and councillors are hosting a public meeting on the future of  the town centre on Thursday the 29th of March at 7pm in Hamilton Town House. The meeting follows the passing of the ‘Hamilton Town Centre Strategy’ by South Lanarkshire Council’s Community and Enterprise Resources Committee. As a result of councillors … Read morePublic Meeting: Hamilton’s town centre.

Petition launch: axe the tax on child support for victims of domestic abuse

The SNP’s Westminster Women and Equalities spokesperson has marked International Women’s Day by launching a petition calling on the UK government to scrap the tax on child support for victims of domestic abuse. The petition highlights that the Child Maintenance Service charges parents for utilising their managed service, and is in place to cut costs … Read morePetition launch: axe the tax on child support for victims of domestic abuse

HAMILTON TOWN CENTRE ACTION PLAN TO GO BEFORE COMMITTEE

Hamilton’s MP and MSP have welcomed the latest development in regenerating Hamilton’s town centre. A report entitled ‘Hamilton Town Centre Strategy and Action Plan and Town Centre Audits’ will go before South Lanarkshire’s Community and Enterprise Resources committee on Tuesday the 6th of March. Included in the report are a number of initiatives to regenerate … Read moreHAMILTON TOWN CENTRE ACTION PLAN TO GO BEFORE COMMITTEE