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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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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SNP Councillors offer virtual surgeries

“With the continued lockdown rules due to Covid-19, no one is sure when we will be able to get back to holding our traditional councillor surgeries, so we’ve came up with an alternative”, said Cllr Kenny MacLaren (SNP – Paisley Northwest).

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Cllr Mags MacLaren highlights grant fund

“This could be an ideal opportunity for some local groups to raise much needed funds”, said Councillor Mags MacLaren (SNP – Paisley North West), commenting on the Tesco Bags of Help, local community grant scheme which uses the money raised from the carrier bag charge to fund community projects. Continue reading