The Tory government’s benefit sanctions may be forcing tens of hundreds of families across Rutherglen and Cambuslang into destitution, the local MSP has warned, after figures revealed the amount clawed back by the DWP through sanctions.
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SUPREME COURT DECISION
Clare Haughey MSP commenting on the ruling.
SCOTTISH CHILD PAYMENT EXTENDED
From November 14, the ‘game-changing’ Scottish Child Payment has been extended to help more South Lanarkshire families.
6,000 SOUTH LANARKSHIRE CHILDREN BENEFIT FROM FREE EARLY LEARNING & CHILDCARE
The number of children benefitting from free early learning and childcare in South Lanarkshire stands at 5,890 – saving the average family £5,000 per eligible child on childcare costs.
BREXIT COSTS SOUTH LANARKSHIRE EQUIVALENT OF £130 MILLION AS EXPORTS PLUMMET
Brexit has cost South Lanarkshire the equivalent of £130 million as Scottish exports have plummeted since the UK left the EU to the value of £2.2bn.
27,000 BABY BOXES DELIVERED IN LANARKSHIRE
Newly released figures show that 236,000 Baby Boxes have been delivered across Scotland – with 26,898 making their way to families in Lanarkshire, as of the September 30.
RISHI SUNAK BECOMES PM
Clare commenting on Rishi Sunak becoming Prime Minister.
UPRATE BENEFITS TO SUPPORT 15,000 LOCAL FAMILIES, SAYS LOCAL MSP
Almost 15,000 local households are set to face a real terms cut to their benefits if the UK Government does not uprate them in line with inflation.
CHANCELLOR SACKED? PRIME MINISTER SHOULD GO WITH HIM, SAYS LOCAL MSP
After less than 40 days in the job, the Chancellor has been sacked by PM Liz Truss – prompting calls for her to go too.
COMMUNITY COUNCILS CALLING FOR MEMBERS
Clare calls for residents to join community councils at their elections.