SNP Councillors call for benefits uplift to be extended and made permanent

The SNP’s candidate for Renfrewshire North & West, Councillor Natalie Don, along with Councillor Kenny MacLaren, has submitted a motion to the next full meeting of Renfrewshire Council calling for the £20 uplift to Universal Credit to be made permanent and extended to include legacy benefits such as Employment Support Allowance, Income Support and Jobseekers’ Allowance.

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SNP Councillors supporting the Vaccine Programme

“It’s important to take up the offer of a vaccination when it is offered to you,” said Councillor Kenny MacLaren (SNP – Paisley Northwest), commenting on a motion to the next full meeting of Renfrewshire Council by himself and Councillor Stephen Burns.

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Cllr Mags MacLaren highlights new fund to support victims of crime

“The Victim Surcharge Fund is built up from financial levies imposed on offenders and will be open to bids from organisations that provide direct support to victims of crime and their families,” said Councillor Mags MacLaren (SNP – Paisley Northwest).

A new fund to help organisations provide support for victims of crime using money paid by offenders has opened for applications. The Victim Surcharge Fund, drawn from additional financial levies imposed on all offenders who receive a court fine, has opened to bids from organisations that provide direct support to victims of crime and their families.

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Cllr MacLaren welcomes plans to restrict sale of Fireworks

These new proposals to restrict the sale and use of fireworks will be welcomed by many people including myself”, said Councillor Kenny MacLaren.

Scottish Ministers are proposing a major reduction in the quantity of fireworks that can be sold to members of the general public, with the limit for purchase for people without an explosives licence being cut from 50kg to 5kg. It is hoped the changes can come into force at the end of June this year, well ahead of the main fireworks season in November.

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