October 18, 2021

Call from Glasgow to resume 80s payments.

According to Labor councilors, additional payments over the 1980s in Glasgow to help with winter heating costs, which were scrapped this year, should be re-established.

£ 100 cheaper heat payments were introduced in 2011 by Labor Run. Council.

It ended in a budget deal struck earlier this year between the SNP and Green Councilors.

When it was removed, council leader Susan Atkinson said no one would lose because the Scottish Government’s winter fuel payments were providing about m 5 million in Glasgow for more than the 1980s.

He said the council was “allowed to reintroduce cheaper heat payments in other ways to help people in poverty, including the elderly.”

But Labor councilors say older pensioners have a choice between heat and food this winter and want the allowance returned.

With rising fuel bills and rising cost of living. the meal Prices are rising in supermarkets, and more help is being sought for the elderly in the winter.

Labor claims the SNP says the Scottish government is going to replace cheap heat payments and says that has not happened.

Labor group leader Malcolm Cunningham said: “This winter, many people in Glasgow are facing fuel poverty as energy prices spiral out of control.

“There is local and national action that can be taken now.

“Wages will pay everyone. Scotland Struggling to help them in the colder months with fuel poverty with 70.

“But given the inaction of the government, the Glasgow administration may introduce local measures. It must admit that it has made a mistake in eliminating the £ 100 cheaper heat payment and this winter our very weak citizens.” Therefore, it has been re-introduced.

He added: “In Susan Aitken’s words, the scheme is a ‘life saver’ – and her promise to be replaced by Nicola Sturgeon has never materialized.

The policy is likely to be an election issue in the next council election, which Labor has promised to resume payments in May next year.

An additional £ 130 pandemic support payment is being made this winter to people across Scotland who are exempt from council tax.

The SNP said it would listen if there were any plans to find cash.

“If Labor can get us money with a proposal, we’re ready to listen,” said Ricky Bell, SNP Group City Treasurer.

“But we must not ignore the Tories who are dismantling the Social Security Net before our very eyes. We must all focus on how we can change their strategy.”

“They are the only people who have the power to restore the Universal Credit Uplift, fulfill pension promises and increase winter fuel payments – all of which will help families across the city.”

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