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 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.
A few weeks ago my SNP colleagues and I hosted a public meeting on the future of Hamilton’s town centre. As someone who was born and raised in Hamilton, I care deeply about the town and want to see it thrive. At the meeting we discussed the progress that has been made since the launch … Read moreHamilton Advertiser Column: Town Centre Regeneration
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
Lanark and Hamilton East MP Angela Crawley highlighted the rise in the National Minimum Wage (NMW) which came into effect on Friday the 6th of April. The increase means a rise for 16-17 year olds from £4.05 to £4.20, from £5.60 to £5.90 for those aged 18 to 20 year olds, for 21 to 24 … Read moreAngela highlights minimum wage increase
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
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.
This week I am joining colleagues in highlighting some of the most appalling cuts we have seen under this Tory Government – many of which were introduced by the Welfare Reform and Work Act 2016. One that doesn’t get mentioned much is the benefit cap, possibly because it was previously introduced by the Welfare Reform … Read moreThe Benefit Cap must go.
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’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