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.
A freedom of Information response from Stirling Council has revealed that rent arrears for council houses have skyrocketed since Universal Credit was brought to the area, with the amount owed to the Council by Universal Credit claimants now sitting at £192,462 (as of October 2018).
Stirling MSP Bruce Crawford has submitted a motion to the Scottish Parliament, condemning RBS’ planned closure of the Bannockburn branch.
Mr Crawford’s motion highlights that this closure will seriously affect a number of communities including Bannockburn, Fallin, Cowie, and Plean and calls on UK Government ministers to intervene on this matter in order to prevent the loss of RBS services in Bannockburn.
The Scottish National Party have announced their candidates for Stirling East and Bannockburn wards for the Stirling Council Election on May 4th this year.