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COUNCIL TAX REDUCTION SUPPORTS 5590 LOCAL HOUSEHOLDS



SNP GOVERNMENT ASSISTING LOW INCOME HOUSEHOLDS DURING PANDEMIC

New figures released this week reveal that 440 households across East Dunbartonshire were supported by the SNP Government’s Council Tax Reduction Scheme in June 2020.

Across Scotland, almost 500,000 Scots received the support in June, with the number of local households in receipt of the Council Tax Reduction support rising by 440.

The scheme that provides financial support to low income households saved families in East Dunbartonshire an estimated total of £102 a week in June.

Commenting, SNP MSP for Strathkelvin and Bearsden Rona Mackay

“With many families struggling to get by in the face of this pandemic, the SNP Government is supporting almost half a million households with their council tax bill.

“In June alone, the Council Tax Reduction scheme has helped 5930 households right here in East Dunbartonshire.

“While the Tories at Westminster are gearing up to prematurely end the furlough scheme, and throw thousands of Scottish jobs on the scrap heap, the SNP Government is standing up for low income households in Strathkelvin and Bearsden, helping relieve the financial pressures caused by Coronavirus.”

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Rona Mackay was elected in May 2016 with a 8,100 majority in Strathkelvin and Bearsden.

Prior to this, she was a journalist in national newspapers for more than 20 years, before becoming Parliamentary Assistant to Clydebank and Milngavie MSP Gil Paterson, with whom she worked for nine years before becoming elected.

 

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