SNP politicians condemn heartless Tory Government response on benefit increase

“This was a shocking, but unsurprising, response from the Tory Minister for Welfare Delivery, who rejected calls from Renfrewshire Council to make permanent the temporary £20 uplift in Universal Credit and to extend this to legacy benefits”, said Councillor Kenny MacLaren (SNP – Paisley Northwest).  Cllr Kenny MacLaren and Cllr Natalie Don MSP put a motion forward to the full meeting of Renfrewshire Council on the 4th March 2021, calling for the £30 uplift to Universal Credit to be made permanent and to extend this to include legacy benefits such as Employment Support Allowance, Income Support and Jobseekers’ Allowance.  This was approved unanimously by all councillors and a letter was sent to both the Prime Minister and the Chancellor of the Exchequer.

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