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£30k Rise In Crisis Grants In Stirling’s First Year Of Universal Credit

Bruce Crawford and Scott Farmer attend rally

The first year of Universal Credit having been rolled out in the Stirling area (June 2017 – June 2018) has seen a £30,609.77 rise in Crisis Grants through the Scottish Welfare Fund being made by Stirling Council, based on previous year (June 2016 – June 2017).

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Motion To Parliament Demands New Site For Strathyre Mast

Bruce Crawford at Aberfoyle

Stirling SNP MSP Bruce Crawford has submitted a motion to the Scottish Parliament, demanding that a new site be found for a recently approved smart meter mast to be erected in Strathyre.
The planning application was recently approved by Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, despite being faced with strong objections from local people.
Mr Crawford’s motion, which has been signed by a number of MSP colleagues, calls on the applicant, Arqiva, to “seriously consider an alternative location.”

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SNP Campaigns Against Rape Clause Coming to Stirling

Maureen Bennison and Alastair MacPherson

The SNP Group on Stirling Council is to begin campaigning locally against the rape clause coming to Stirling. 

The two child cap on child tax credits means that the Department for Work and Pensions will no longer support three or more children in a family. However, an exception is made when a woman has conceived a child through rape. 

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