MP Newlands criticises Tories for continuing with Universal Credit rollout
Gavin Newlands, SNP MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North, has responded with dismay that the Tory UK Government have reaffirmed their commitment to rollout the much maligned Universal Credit. Read more
Councillors green light £45.7m investment money for Paisley venue upgrades
Paisley’s bid to be UK City of Culture 2021 has been boosted by a massive £45.7m town centre investment package to help the town host the title, given the green light today by councillors. Read more
New Council Plan ‘Thriving Places, Connected Communities’ will deliver jobs and opportunity
Creating jobs and opening up opportunities for everyone in Renfrewshire is the aim of a new plan approved by Councillors today (Thursday 28 September), which sets out the five year ambition for the area. Read more
Mhairi Black welcomes Renfrewshire Universal Basic Income motion
Earlier this month the Scottish Government’s Programme for Government highlighted that additional research funding will be put in place so that local authorities can pilot Universal Basic Income schemes in Scotland. Read more
Major town centre investment to be considered by councillors
A major package of capital investment in Paisley town centre is set to be considered by Renfrewshire councillors when they meet next week. Read more
MP Newlands encourages Freshers to register to vote
A local politician is encouraging students new to Renfrewshire to sign up to the electoral register so they don’t lose their vote. Read more
Taxing vacant and derelict land in Renfrewshire could earn Council almost ‘£17m’
A new report by the Scottish Greens has revealed that giving Renfrewshire Council the power to tax vacant and derelict land in this area could generate £19.56 million a year to build affordable homes and tackle the housing crisis, the fifth most of any area in Scotland. Read more
MP calls for more support for bereaved parents including statutory paid leave
Local MP Gavin Newlands has called for the UK Government to provide more support for parents who lose a child. Read more
Paisley councillor welcomes Scottish Government business rate review
A local councillor has welcomed a business rate review after the Scottish Government announced they will apply some of the changes that have been recommended. Read more
Nuisance call fund welcomed by MP
Gavin Newlands, SNP MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North, has welcomed a £50,000 fund announced by the SNP Scottish Government to install call-blocking technology for those most at risk from nuisance calls. Read more