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Stirling SNP Lead Universal Credit Demonstration

Bruce Crawford and Scott Farmer attend rally

Stirling SNP led a demonstration to halt Universal Credit on Saturday (25th Nov).
The day of action included a procession from King’s Park followed by a rally at Thistle Park in Stirling.
Rally speakers included Stirling MSP Bruce Crawford, SNP MP Drew Hendry, Stirling Council Leader Scott Farmer, and Jessica Lindohf of Stirling Women’s Aid.
Stirling SNP’s campaign has gained hundreds of signatures for the party’s petition to halt Universal Credit.

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Who Cares About Universal Credit?

Steven Paterson

The past two weeks have seen heated debates in the House of Commons and beyond on the subject of Universal Credit, because as opposition parties at Westminster have rightly argued, there are serious flaws in the way this is being rolled out.

Here in the Stirling area, where Universal Credit was implemented over the summer, we have witnessed all too clearly the shortcomings of the policy in its current form, and ample evidence for why the rollout should be halted until the serious deficiencies can be addressed.

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Broken Universal Credit System Is Hurting People In Stirling

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New evidence has revealed the true impact of the rollout of Universal Credit in Stirling. 

It is anticipated that local authority statistics have shown that the rollout of Universal Credit in the Stirling area – which was part-introduced in May 2015, with the full service rolled out in June this year – has accounted for the following: 

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Rollout Of Universal Credit Is Hurting, Not Helping

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Tory Universal Credit Is Hurting, Not Helping

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Stirling MP Urges Participation In New Social Security Consultation

Steven Paterson

Stirling MP Steven Paterson is calling on local residents to take part in a consultation launched by the Scottish Government on the future of social security in Scotland.

Many in Stirling, including sick and disabled people, reliant on welfare support and many organisations in Stirling involved in supporting individuals and families who use the welfare system.

The consultation will run for a total of 13 weeks and is seeking views on the benefits being devolved to Scotland, as well as how they are delivered.

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