Ditch changes to Support for Mortgage Interest

Lanark and Hamilton East MP Angela Crawley has today called on the UK Government to ‘ditch their ill-considered’ changes to support for mortgage interest. The government had offered Support for Mortgage Interest as a benefit to homeowners in hardship until 5th April 2018. This covered the interest payments on their mortgage only, while the amount borrowed, … Read moreDitch changes to Support for Mortgage Interest

Angela backs Carers Week

SNP MP for Lanark and Hamilton East has pledged her backing for Carers Week by committing to support local carers across her constituency. Angela Crawley has signed up to the Carers Week pledge to take carer friendly action – highlighting the tireless work of the 6.5 million unpaid carers across the UK and offering them … Read moreAngela backs Carers Week

Report finds 1.5 million people in the UK faced destitution last year.

Angela Crawley MP has said the UK government must wake up to their failed austerity agenda as a report finds over 1.5 million people in the UK experienced destitution last year. According to the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, 1.5 million people, including 365,000 children, were pushed into destitution last year alone. It was largely due to … Read moreReport finds 1.5 million people in the UK faced destitution last year.

PIP delays underline need for devolved welfare powers

UK Government delays to paying out in full money that up to 220,000 disabled people are entitled to underlines the need for social security powers to come to Holyrood, Angela Crawley has said – after DWP Minister Esther McVey announced that those entitled wouldn’t receive their payments until the end of summer. The claimants are … Read morePIP delays underline need for devolved welfare powers

GDPR

If you’re here you’ve received an email from me with a link asking you to confirm you still wish to receive emails, and are wondering why. Data protection law in Scotland, the UK and across the EU, has until now been shaped by a 1995 EU data protection directive. As you can imagine a lot has changed since that law was passed. To safeguard … Read moreGDPR

Privacy

Angela takes privacy seriously. She aims to ensure her website meets or exceeds all relevant legal and regulatory requirements, including  the EU General Data Protection Regulation/UK Data Protection Bill, EU Regulation 45/2001 and the UK Data Protection Act. Angela has been registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office since May 2015. Any personal information submitted through this site will be held securely … Read morePrivacy

Column: Dismantling of welfare state is driving millions into poverty

I have always had a great relationship with the Hamilton Foodbank. I donate regularly, volunteer as much as possible and have taken part in numerous initiatives and events to support their excellent work. Their team of volunteers are committed, determined and selfless. They give up huge amounts of time and money to support the most … Read moreColumn: Dismantling of welfare state is driving millions into poverty

Hamilton’s MP and MSP welcome launch of town centre consultation

Angela Crawley MP and Christina McKelvie MSP have urged local people to give their views on council plans to regenerate Hamilton Town Centre. South Lanarkshire Council have launched an online consultation and will carry out an engagement event. The event will take place in the Regent Shopping Centre in the town centre from 10am until … Read moreHamilton’s MP and MSP welcome launch of town centre consultation