Local MSP Clare Haughey is encouraging Rutherglen and Cambuslang residents to sign-up to a scheme to help inform key decisions in the design of Scotland’s new social security system.
Over 3,000 older people living in the Rutherglen and Hamilton West constituency are thought to be missing out on vital financial support despite being entitled to it – losing out on a total of £9 million per year. According to recent figures released by the charity Independent Age, more than a million pensioners across the UK are not in receipt of the Pension Credit they are entitled to, adding up to a staggering £3.5 billion a year.
Rutherglen MSP Clare Haughey has heaped praise on a Scottish Government announcement that a new social benefit will be introduced to lift children across Scotland out of poverty.
On the back of our recent great weather, Blantyre MSP Clare Haughey is urging South Lanarkshire dog owners not to leave their pets in hot cars this summer.tree, are taken.
Clare used her column in this week's Rutherglen Reformer to celebrate Scotland's World Cup achievements.
Thousands of people across the Rutherglen Westminster constituency will be hit by the decision to scrap the free TV license for all over-75s, figures reveal. At the moment, the UK Government pays the £154.50 license fee for around 4.5 million pensioners, however they have now forced the BBC to take on the responsibility for the over-75 concession as part of a deal on the corporation’s funding.
Rutherglen MSP Clare Haughey has given her backing to the Scottish Government’s ‘world-leading’ Fuel Poverty Bill that was passed unanimously by MSPs last week (June 11). Under the plans, by law, no more than 5% of households in Scotland will be in fuel poverty by 2040 – ensuring families across Rutherglen and Cambuslang who struggle to heat their homes are given the right support.
Legislation to introduce an opt-out system of organ and tissue donation for deceased donors has been passed by the Scottish Parliament. The Bill was introduced in June 2018 to build on existing measures aimed at increasing the number of successful donations in Scotland.
People living with a disability in South Lanarkshire have successfully appealed against a decision to deny them benefits 1,300 times – prompting calls for a fresh review of the Department for Work and Pension’s assessment and appeals process.
Clare used her column in this week's Rutherglen Reformer to praise local volunteers.