Cllr MacLaren condemns impact of 2 child cap on benefits

“Over 5,300 children in Renfrewshire will be affected by the UK Government’s policy of limiting child tax credits or universal credit for the first two children only,” said Councillor Kenny MacLaren (SNP – Paisley Northwest), highlighting recent research by the Child Poverty Action Group. Continue reading

Councillor MacLaren encourages applications for Retail Improvement Scheme

“The Retail Improvement Grant has helped many local businesses improve not only their shopfronts but also the appearance of our local retail areas”, said Councillor Kenny MacLaren (SNP – Paisley Northwest). Continue reading

Cllr MacLaren condemns Council amalgamation proposal

“The recommendations of this study would harm local government in Scotland and would leave Renfrewshire with poorer democratic accountability,” said Councillor Kenny MacLaren (SNP – Paisley Northwest) commenting on a report from the University of Sheffield suggesting that the number of councils in Scotland should reduce from 32 to 17, including combining Renfrewshire, East Renfrewshire and East and West Dunbartonshire with the City of Glasgow. Continue reading