The SNP’s Disabilities spokesperson has described the UK government’s Health and Disability Green Paper as “long overdue but still lacking real ambition” to support those with disabilities and long-term illnesses. Marion Fellows MP has said the Green Paper fails to address key issues affecting disabled people in the UK social security system including benefit sanctions, […]
Tag: Universal Credit
Scotland is facing Thatcher levels of unemployment and hardship again. The furlough scheme must be extended and the £20 top up to Universal Credit must be made permanent and extended to older welfare payments.
There are far too many people who are falling through the cracks in the system. The UK Government’s steps to protect incomes and welfare must be more robust and catch everyone to allow them to live with dignity. SNP Key Asks: 🕒 Delays in receiving support. The five week wait for the first Universal Credit payment […]
TORY MINISTER CLAIMS “NO SAVINGS” IN RETRACTED STATEMENT WHILE SCOTS DISPROPORTIONATELY HIT Recent figures have revealed that the UK Government’s policy to abolish the Work Related Activity Component (WRAC) for claimants of Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) has cut their incomes by over £143.2m since it was enforced in April 2017. Claimants of ESA suffer […]
The SNP will lock the Tories out raise incomes across Scotland says the SNP candidate for Motherwell and Wishaw, Marion Fellows, who is seeking re-election on the 12th of December. Mrs Fellows says SNP MPs will use their votes to lock the Tories out of government and will never form a deal with them – […]
CALLS TO END TORY BENEFIT FREEZE AND INCREASE HOUSING ALLOWANCE Tenants in private rented accommodation are being squeezed by the Tories’ Universal Credit, SNP MP, Marion Fellows, said today following Work and Pensions Questions in Westminster. Tenants in privately rented accommodation receive Local Housing Allowance (LHA) as part of their Universal Credit claim. LHA is […]