Anne McTaggart MSP

Anne McTaggart MSP condemns Government decision to back

Glasgow Labour MSP Anne McTaggart has condemned the Scottish Governments decision to hand £1.2 million of public money to a debt collecting firm, Portfolio Recovery Associates UK PRA), in the form of a government grant. PRA made the announcement during First Minister Alex Salmonds trade trip to New York. Ms McTaggart, who has campaigned against pay day loan companies as part of the Debtbusters movement said: “This is a move of complete hypocrisy from a Government who claim to be on the side of those who suffer at the hands of pay-day loan companies. Although this action will create around...
Anne McTaggart MSP

Anne McTaggart MSP condemns Government decision to back

Glasgow Labour MSP Anne McTaggart has condemned the Scottish Governments decision to hand £1.2 million of public money to a debt collecting firm, Portfolio Recovery Associates UK PRA), in the form of a government grant. PRA made the announcement during First Minister Alex Salmonds trade trip to New York. Ms McTaggart, who has campaigned against pay day loan companies as part of the Debtbusters movement said: “This is a move of complete hypocrisy from a Government who claim to be on the side of those who suffer at the hands of pay-day loan companies. Although this action will create around...
Anne McTaggart MSP

Anne McTaggart MSP on Bedroom Tax – ‘Don’t wait. There is a solution available now’

Glasgow Labour MSP Anne McTaggart has urged people who have been hit by the Bedroom Tax to apply to their local authority for Discretionary Housing Payments (DHP). This follows the news that the Scottish Government has written to all Scottish Councils making clear that money will be found for any DHP application for 2014/15. Ms McTaggart, a long-standing campaigner against the hated Bedroom Tax, said: “The Scottish Government has finally yielded to Scottish Labour and popular pressure and made funds available to effectively end the Bedroom Tax in Scotland. “Previously, the SNP told everyone that they couldn’t do this. John...
Anne McTaggart MSP

Anne McTaggart Responds to Scottish Government on Organ Donation

Glasgow MSP Anne McTaggart has responded to a press release from the Scottish Government which highlights a 100% rise in organ donors in the past six years. Ms McTaggart, who has recently called for the introduction of an opt-out system of organ donation in Scotland, said: “Whilst I am delighted that the rates of organ donation in Scotland have increased in recent years, I remain convinced that an opt-out system would prove to be the most effective means of saving lives. It is indisputable that the introduction of an opt-out system will result in more organs being available for transplant. We already know...