Cllr MacLaren welcomes ‘Missing Shares’ pilot project

“One of the biggest problems for owners in traditional tenements is when other owners are either unwilling or unable to pay their share of any repairs,” said Councillor Kenny MacLaren (SNP – Paisley Northwest), regarding an update on the Missing Shares pilot project run by Renfrewshire Council.

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SNP Councillors support campaign to encourage older people to claim Council Tax Reduction

“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.

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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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