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Scottish Parliament Demands Halt to Universal Credit Cuts

Graeme Condemns Tory Colleagues’ “Shameful” Position The Scottish Parliament has voted overwhelming to oppose the Tory UK Government’s planned £20-a-week cut to Universal Credit next month. Following the vote, Graeme Dey – MSP for the Angus South Constituency – denounced Scottish Tories for backing the

Renewed Calls to Reverse Universal Credit Cut

Tory MSP Urged to ‘Put Words Into Action’ Social Justice secretary Shona Robison has made a heartfelt plea for the UK Government to scrap the ‘senseless and harmful’ withdrawal of the £20-a-week Universal Credit uplift. She will condemn the proposed cut when she opens a

Graeme’s Column

Scotland’s Tale of Two Governments Scotland has two governments – with very different priorities, which are becoming increasingly apparent. The Programme for Government which is published each September lays out the actions the Scottish Government intends to take in the next year and beyond. In

Tale of Two Governments on Social Security

UK Gov Universal Credit Cuts While Scot Gov Invests Billions New research from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation has revealed that more than one in three families with children in Scotland (37%) will lose £1,040 per year if the Tory UK Government goes ahead with cuts to

No Scottish Tories Oppose Universal Credit Cut

Graeme Condemns ‘Shameful’ Abstention Graeme has described as “shameful” the refusal of a single Scottish Tory MP to oppose planned cuts to Universal Credit in a Commons vote on Monday. The vote sought to make permanent the current £20 uplift to the benefit – something