Fuel support payment deadline

Lanark and Hamilton East MP Angela Crawley is urging businesses and organisations not connected to the gas grid to apply for a £150 payment to help with the cost of energy. Applications for the non-domestic alternative fuel payment close on Friday 19th May. The scheme is open to non-domestic premises including businesses, charities, places of worship, community halls and public buildings that are not … Read more

Warm home scheme for park homes

Lanark and Hamilton East MP Angela Crawley has urged park home residents to apply for the warm home discount scheme. Permanent residents of static park homes are eligible for a £150 payment to help with the cost of heating their homes. The Park Homes Warm Home Discount Scheme closes at the end of March but … Read more

Sanctions regime costing families

Families across Lanark and Hamilton East are being forced into destitution by the UK Tory Government, Angela Crawley MP has warned. New figures have revealed the amount clawed back from struggling households by the Department for Work and Pensions through their benefits sanctions regime. In August 2022 alone, the DWP took £2.3 million off claimants in Scotland, with £49,000 taken from households in Lanark and Hamilton East at an average of £256 per month … Read more

Autumn Statement

Following the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement, it is even clearer that independence is the only way to keep Scotland safe from Tory cuts and Brexit decline after he imposed a new wave of devastating austerity cuts. Commenting, Lanark and Hamilton East MP Angela Crawley said: “The Tories trashed the UK economy – and now they are … Read more

Families receive child payment boost

The Scottish Child Payment has been increased from £20 to £25 per week per child, meaning 8,130 families in South Lanarkshire are set to receive a boost to their household incomes from the Scottish Government.  Eligibility for the payment – which is only available in Scotland – has also been extended, meaning eligible families in South Lanarkshire with children under the … Read more

Hamilton cost-of-living support event

Lanark and Hamilton East MP Angela Crawley and Hamilton, Larkhall and Stonehouse MSP Christina McKelvie are hosting a cost-of-living support event in Hamilton on Friday 4th November. A number of organisations including Citizens Advice, Home Energy Scotland, LAMH and Money Matters will be on had to offer practical help and advice for constituents struggling with … Read more

Households face £5k energy bills

Struggling households could face bills of up to £5,000 next April, after the Tories performed another screeching U-turn and scrapped protections offered to families on the energy price cap – and Labour abstained on an SNP amendment that would have prevented this. In scrapping the majority of the proposals contained in the former Chancellor, Kwasi Kwarteng’s, financial … Read more

Call to uprate benefits

Lanark and Hamilton East MP Angela Crawley has said the austerity threat to families in South Lanarkshire shows why independence for Scotland is so crucial, following stark warnings on the impact of real terms benefits cuts in the area. Across Lanark and Hamilton East, 10,577 households are set to be subjected to the largest real terms permanent benefits cut … Read more

Angela Crawley highlights energy bill support

Lanark and Hamilton East MP Angela Crawley is today highlighting the availability of free financial help and advice from independent charity, The Scottish Gas Energy Trust (SGET) as well as Scottish Gas and StepChange Debt Charity. SGET provides grants to help pay off gas and electricity debts and to purchase energy efficient white goods such … Read more