I welcome the Government’s motion and the valuable role that credit unions play in all our constituencies. As we have heard, credit union membership in Scotland is growing. There are 94 credit unions, with almost 330,000 adult members, which means that 7.3 per cent of the Scottish population is enrolled in a credit union. In Fife, we are fortunate to have the volunteer-led Kingdom Credit...
3. To ask the Scottish Government how the roll-out of universal credit is impacting on local authority rent arrears. (S5O-02751)
In Fife, the level of council rent arrears directly attributable to the roll-out of universal credit currently exceeds £1.1 million. Does the cabinet secretary agree that such an increase, which is being suffered by many local authorities, will have a devastating effect on planned housing programmes and continued investment in housing stock across Scotland?
Scottish National Party MSP for Kirkcaldy
Entered the Scottish Parliament on 6 May 2011 — Election
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