LIVINGSTON HAS HIGHEST RATE OF UNPAID CHILD MAINTENANCE

MORE than £23 million is owed to single parents across the Lothians in unpaid child maintenance, the Evening News can reveal. Arrears date back 24 years, with fears much of it might be written off as responsibility for collecting payments switches to a new system. Broken down by UK parliamentary constituency, Livingston has the most […]

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19/12/16 Despite my plea to halt benefit sanctions over Xmas, the DWP is steadfast in its lack of compassion.

WELFARE Secretary Damien Green has refused to halt benefit sanctions over Christmas, despite my plea for hard-pressed families to get “a little breathing space”. I wrote to Damien Green regarding the operations of the DWP offices over the Christmas period and, specifically, sanctions. “This week I visited a local food bank which was a timely […]

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26/10/16 HANNAH BARDELL MP CALLS FOR PUBLIC RESPONSE ON RAPE CLAUSE POLICY

HANNAH BARDELL MP CALLS FOR PUBLIC RESPONSE ON RAPE CLAUSE POLICY Hannah Bardell, local MP for the Livingston Constituency is calling upon her constituents to help reject plans from the Tory government to restrict tax credits to two children and introduce a “medieval” rape clause for vulnerable women who have been raped. Last year the […]

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