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 MacLaren condemns calls to cut pensioner benefits

“This is a direct attack on the older generation by a bunch of unelected politicians who are happy to claim over £300 for sleeping in the House of Lords”, said Councillor Kenny MacLaren (SNP – Paisley Northwest), commenting on a recent report from a House of Lords committee which called for certain age-related benefits to be scrapped. Continue reading