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 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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Councillor MacLaren welcomes Book Week Scotland

“Book Week Scotland is an annual celebration of books and reading and runs between the 16th and 22nd November,” said Councillor Kenny MacLaren (SNP – Paisley Northwest).

As part of Scottish Book Trust’s annual writing project people all over Scotland were asked to submit true stories inspired by this year’s theme, Future.  Every day we cast ourselves into the future, imagining what’s next in our lives. We tell ourselves stories about where we’ll go and with who, or reflect on how the past has shaped us. For many of us, the future represents opportunity and gives us hope that we can make positive change for our loved ones, our communities or ourselves. 

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