Over 23,100 Glaswegian Pensioners to lose free TV License

UK GOVT UNDER PRESSURE TO ACT AS TORIES HAMMER OLDER PEOPLE 23,119 people in Glasgow will be hit by the Tory government’s decision to scrap the free TV licence for over-75s, new figures have revealed. It is estimated that 60% of over-75s people in Glasgow will be forced to pay an extra £154.50 in household … Continue reading Over 23,100 Glaswegian Pensioners to lose free TV License

SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT PAYS OUT £5.5m TO CARERS IN GLASGOW

13,500 CARERS BENEFIT FROM DEVOLVED WELFARE POWERS Thousands of carers in Glasgow have benefitted from new Carer’s Allowance Supplement (CAS) payments of up to £442 introduced by the Scottish Government. New figures show that 25,110 payments have been to carers in Glasgow, totalling £5.5m. The Carer’s Allowance Supplement is an extra payment made to carers … Continue reading SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT PAYS OUT £5.5m TO CARERS IN GLASGOW

LOCAL MSP WELCOMES NEW POWERS ON AIRBNB LETS

GLASGOW KELVIN RESIDENTS URGED TO HAVE THEIR SAY ON NEW PROPOSALS Glasgow Kelvin MSP, Sandra White, has given her backing to an announcement from the First Minister that councils will be handed powers to regulate and control  short term holiday lets. The move follows concerns that the number of short term accommodation lets in Glasgow … Continue reading LOCAL MSP WELCOMES NEW POWERS ON AIRBNB LETS