Local MSP Clare Haughey and Rutherglen Central and North Councillor Janine Calikes have welcomed Scottish Government confirmation that local authorities will be given 'compulsory sale order' (CSO) powers by 2021 in order to encourage owners of land and buildings to use their assets.
With the weather set to remain cold throughout the rest of January and into the start of February, Rutherglen MSP Clare Haughey is reminding constituents of the dangers of electrical heaters. The MSP is backing Electrical Safety First’s ‘Safer Over 65’ campaign which is encouraging the public to check on the electrical safety of older family members or neighbours.
Rutherglen MSP Clare Haughey has blasted changes to Universal Credit which may see elderly people with partners of working age losing up to £7,000 a year. The new rules which will come into force on 15 May will mean new pensioners can no longer claim Pension Credit if their partners are younger than the state retirement age. Mixed age couples who are already claiming pension age benefits will not be affected by the change.
Rutherglen MSP Clare Haughey is supporting a project aimed at helping homeless people throughout the remainder of Winter. The Simon Community and Streetwork Scotland have teamed-up to run an anti-hypothermia campaign to ensure homeless people ‘Stay Warm, Stay Safe’ at this time of year.
For immediate release: LOCAL MSP ENCOURAGES PEOPLE TO VISIT LOCAL CHURCH Rutherglen MSP Clare Haughey met with representatives of Rutherglen Old Parish Church to discuss ways to attract more people to the place of worship. The MSP is campaigning to promote places of interest within her Rutherglen constituency to increase visitor numbers and boost the … Continue reading LOCAL MSP ENCOURAGES PEOPLE TO VISIT LOCAL CHURCH
Rutherglen MSP Clare Haughey has encouraged members of the public to help those in need locally this Christmas – after it was revealed that over 230,000 Scots children are living in poverty.
Rutherglen MSP Clare Haughey is lending her support to a social media initiative that seeks to raise awareness and encourage discussion about the relationship between football and betting.
Rutherglen MSP Clare Haughey has said the UK government’s proposals on immigration, published last week (December 19), will damage Scotland’s economy, communities, NHS and public services.
Local MSP Clare Haughey is calling on constituents to take a number of simple yet effective steps to prepare for potentially tough weather conditions this winter, after a new survey revealed that over one third of people do not feel prepared to combat extreme weather.
A new study published by the UK Trade Policy Observatory has revealed the shocking extent of potential job losses in the event of a no-deal Brexit. Data calculated by the research group at Sussex University suggests that 63,000 jobs based in Scotland could be at risk if Britain leaves the EU without a deal, and Rutherglen’s Westminster constituency could lose 750 jobs alone.