“Much more needs to be done to boost older people’s understanding of the financial support available and to encourage them to claim Council Tax Reduction,” Said Councillor Mags MacLaren (SNP – Paisley Northwest), commenting on a recent report by Age Scotland which revealed that older people on low incomes missed out on £88 million in Council Tax Reduction support last year.Continue reading
“Shopmobility Paisley & District provides excellent services for all Renfrewshire residents from free daily scooter hire (for members – membership is free) to scooter repairs at reasonable costs and I thought this Virtual Kiltwalk was a chance to help the organisation,” said Councillor Kenny MacLaren (SNP – Paisley Northwest).Continue reading
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.Continue reading
“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.Continue reading
“Recent figures from the Scottish Government reveals that over £1.5 million in Covid-19 support grants has been paid out in Renfrewshire between October and December 2020,” said Councillor Kenny MacLaren (SNP – Paisley Northwest).Continue reading
“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.Continue reading