Axe the Reading Tax.

This week, local MP Angela Crawley called on the Chancellor to remove the unfair 20% tax on eBooks and audiobooks that hits young readers and people living with physical disabilities. The Government has never applied tax to print books or newspapers to safeguard access to knowledge and free exchange of ideas. However, this principle has … Read more

Happy New Year

The festive period is about spending time with those we love, and for thinking about friends and family at home and abroad. It is also a time to reflect on those less fortunate than ourselves. So, this New Year, I would encourage everyone to take the time to check on a friend or neighbour who … Read more

Angela and Christina welcome town centre regeneration

Angela Crawley MP and Christina McKelvie MSP have this week welcomed over £800,000 in funding from the Scottish Government and South Lanarkshire Council intended to regenerate Hamilton town centre. The investment will help turn the old Hamilton Advertiser building, the derelict Vogue Cinema site and the vacant Poundstretcher store in to modern social housing. In … Read more

ASDA staff deserve better

Changes to staff contracts at Asda will result in 3,000 employees across the UK facing a pay cut, says MP Angela Crawley. Asda are proposing to move all hourly-paid retail staff onto new contracts that will see them earn a higher basic pay but lose their entitlement to paid breaks. It will also shorten night … Read more