2nd May 2019

With the roll out of Universal Credit cutting incomes and pushing people into hardship, more people are turning to payday loans to support their families.

Motherwell was recently reported as the payday loan capital. The Prime Minister must halt the roll out of Universal Credit. If not, then we need action on the vultures in payday loan companies.

As per usual, the Prime Minister dodges her responsibilities on Universal Credit and doesn’t even touch on payday loans. Contrary to her response, the Scottish Government is taking the steps to establish a Scottish Social Security agency based on fairness, dignity and respect. Far better than the Tories’ DWP based on suspicion, persecution and shame.