Stirling MSP, Bruce Crawford, and the Convener of the Public Safety Committee, Councillor Maureen Bennison, have hailed the Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Bill passing at Holyrood by 118 votes to 1 last week.
Leader of Stirling Council, SNP Councillor Scott Farmer, has written to the Work and Pensions Secretary David Gauke, calling for the rollout of Universal Credit to be halted.
Universal Credit was introduced in Stirling in June last year and a report from the Council has shown that council house and housing association rent arrears have increased significantly, there has been a sharp increase in the number of crisis grants awarded to struggling families and individuals, and food bank referrals have increased.
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:
SNP Councillor for Bannockburn and the Eastern Villages, Maureen Bennison, has demanded that the Tory Party explain where an apology was issued from the two disgraced Tory Councillors who were recently re-admitted to the party.
The rollout of Universal Credit to the Stirling area took place last month.
The Scottish National Party have called for Councillor Alistair Majury and Councillor Robert Davies to pay back their Councillor salaries in full after failing to turn up to any meetings of Stirling Council since being elected at the beginning of May.
Stirling Council’s initial seven-point-proposal is a comprehensive business plan that aims to encourage investment and create employment and business opportunities in the local area. The SNP Group have remained consistent that these plans cannot focus centrally on Stirling City and that every community must feel the benefits of the City Region Deal.
The Scottish National Party have announced their candidates for Stirling East and Bannockburn wards for the Stirling Council Election on May 4th this year.