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SNP Condemn Tory Pride in UC

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SNP Councillor Condemns Tory MP’S Defence Of Rape Clause

Maureen Bennison

Bannockburn SNP Councillor Maureen Bennison, has condemned Stirling’s Tory MP Stephen Kerr over twitter comments he made defending the disgraceful Tory ‘Rape Clause’. Measures brought in by the Tory Government at Westminster mean that women may only claim child support tax credits for a third or subsequent child if they […]

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New Domestic Abuse Law Will Make Vulnerable People Safer

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Council Leader Takes Universal Credit Concerns To Tory Government

Halt Universal Credit in Stirling

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.

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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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SNP Councillor Asks “Where’s The Apology” Over Shamed Tory Councillors

Maureen Bennison
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Tory Universal Credit Is Hurting, Not Helping

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SNP Call For Disgraced Tory Councillors To Pay Back Wages After Dodging Council Duties

Maureen Bennison
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City Region Deal Must Work For Everyone

Maureen Bennison

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.

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SNP Announce Stirling East and Bannockburn Candidates for Stirling Council Election

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