Labour wants a Scottish budget that works for the many
12 December, 2018
Our communities have been damaged by almost a decade of Tory austerity.
People have had enough, and the time for tinkering around the edges is over.
The Scottish Parliament has significant powers over social security, our NHS and taxation.
We have the power to make different choices, and Labour is calling on the SNP government to use their powers to fight Tory austerity.
Here’s what we want the budget to do:
End the two child cap and rape clause
The Tories imposed a two-child cap on Tax Credits and Universal Credit last year.
The Scottish government has the power to end the cap, and we think it should in the Scottish budget. pic.twitter.com/veLlDBdAJG
— Scottish Labour (@scottishlabour) November 24, 2018
Top up Child Benefit by £5 per week to lift 30,000 children out of poverty
Children living in poverty cannot wait several years for this. They need it now.
The SNP must listen.https://t.co/uZlIAQYAvy
— Richard Leonard (@LabourRichard) December 9, 2018
Freeze rail fares on ScotRail services
ScotRail is failing passengers across the country yet fares are set to rise next month.
Labour is calling on the SNP to use its powers to freeze fares in next week’s Scottish budget. pic.twitter.com/vtGPKItAzp
— Scottish Labour (@scottishlabour) December 7, 2018
A fair funding deal for our councils to protect schools and services
.@NicolaSturgeon claims the SNP government gives our councils a fair deal, but her sums just don't add up.
Here’s the facts 👇 pic.twitter.com/XEUdw4Fzpl
— Scottish Labour (@scottishlabour) December 6, 2018
A dedicated fund for Women’s health
Labour budget demand for dedicated women’s health fund https://t.co/cvNVuL4iqx
— Tom Gordon (@HTScotPol) December 11, 2018
And £10m to help those hit by Universal Credit
The budget tomorrow could take steps to help people hit by the Universal Credit rollout.
Here’s how 👇https://t.co/9BWF1ovpUP
— Scottish Labour (@scottishlabour) December 11, 2018
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