Universal Credit rules still require claimants to wait 42 days before receiving their first payment, leaving them with just a single week’s payment to last six weeks.
The SNP were successful in galvanising opposition parties in the commons and ultimately forcing the Conservative Government to abandon their plans to cut working tax credits, a move that would have plunged 200,000 working families into poverty hitting 350,000 children in Scotland alone.
The UK government was also forced into another U-turn by agreeing to retain a legally binding commitment to measure and publish the number of children living in low-income families, following pressure from the SNP.
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Arranged marriages, strictly-controlled family introductions and chaperones are familiar territory for some young Muslims. A new approach to dating has been launched by a couple of young Asian entrepreneurs who set out to introduce young professional Muslims to more prospective partners in one evening than they may meet in a lifetime.
The SNP has long made the case for a halt to the roll-out of Universal Credit but Tory Ministers have refused to listen.
The UK Government must completely rethink its failed Universal Credit project and remove rules which are driving more and more families into poverty – or we will see yet more families in West Dunbartonshire and across the whole UK pushed into crippling debt and forced to rely on food banks just to survive.
"I met over 30 prospective partners during the evening and it was pretty intense.
I don't think I have fallen head over heels, but there were a few guys I wouldn't mind meeting again.î Reena Mithani, 25, a City stockbroker, said: "It is hard for me to find a boyfriend because I just don't seem to go to the right places.
"The event was great fun - although it wasn't something I would have thought about doing if I hadn't been harassed into it by a friend,î she said.