£9 MILLION OF UNCLAIMED PENSION CREDIT IN RUTHERGLEN WESTMINSTER CONSTITUENCY

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.

LOCAL MSP BLASTS SCRAPPING OF FREE TV LICENSE FOR OVER 75s

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.