“Harder to make ends meet”, say 60% of local people

Tory Cost if Living Crisis laid bare in MSP's survey   60% of respondents to a local survey by Glasgow Kelvin MSP Kaukab Stewart have said the cost of living crisis has made it harder to make ends meet.   Ms Stewart invited all residents in the constituency to take part in the survey as [...]

2024-02-29T11:09:18+00:00February 29th, 2024|cost of living crisis, economy|0 Comments

New figures: 84,000 Glasgow households benefit from Council Tax support

SNP GOVERNMENT SUPPORTING PEOPLE THROUGH COST OF LIVING CRISIS   New figures released by the Scottish Government have shown that in the City of Glasgow, 84,290 households were supported through the council tax reduction scheme in December 2023.   The council tax reduction scheme, which the SNP introduced in 2013, has saved Scottish households over [...]

Westminster recession threatens Scotland’s NHS and public services

Scotland’s public services, including the NHS, are threatened by Tory mismanagement of the economy, now that the UK has officially entered into a recession, SNP MSP Kaukab Stewart has said.   Ms Stewart has also criticised reports that UK Chancellor Jeremy Hunt is planning a round of cuts to public spending at the next UK Budget.  [...]

2024-02-15T14:23:25+00:00February 15th, 2024|cost of living crisis, economy|0 Comments

Kaukab welcomes a budget to fight child poverty

The Scottish Government has announced its budget choices for 2023/24. This short blog explains why I welcome so many of the funding commitments and hopefully throws some light on where the money is going to be spent. Scotland’s Social Contract The motivation behind yesterday’s announcement is to strengthen what the Government is calling a Social [...]

2022-12-20T16:37:56+00:00December 16th, 2022|cost of living crisis|0 Comments

Social Security Scotland – building a benefit system to tackle inequality

Last week I read an article in the Daily Record that really rankled with me. It was about the new Social Security Scotland system being developed by the Scottish Government to deliver a range of benefits. Some of these benefits we are taking over from the UK Government, and some are brand new benefits, like [...]

Are you claiming all the benefits you are entitled to?

Last week I had the pleasure of visiting Advice Direct Scotland in my constituency, where I learned that every year £20 billion of benefits entitlement across the UK goes unclaimed, including a staggering £1.7 billion in pension credit alone. Advice Direct Scotland has created a free online tool for anyone in Scotland to check their [...]

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