Deidre Brock MP

Member of Parliament for Edinburgh North & Leith

DUMP THE RAPE CLAUSE SAYS BROCK โ€“ PUBLICโ€™S HELP NEEDED

Deidre Brock, MP for Edinburgh North and Leith, has called for Edinburgh residents to join the campaign to dump the rape clause in tax credits. She said that people power was needed to help reject plans from the Tory government to restrict tax credits to two children and introduce a "medieval" clause for vulnerable women. Last year the UK Governmen...
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Brock calls for support to scrap the rape clause

 Deidre Brock MP has called on constituents to support the petition to scrap the UK Government's rape clause. Proposals from the Conservative Government - which aims to limit child tax credits to just two children - would require a woman who has a third child as the result of rape to justify her position in order to avoid losing the...
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Tax office closures

News that 137 HMRC offices are set to be closed will come as a desperate blow to civil servants working for the tax authority. Even those who are able to transfer to one of the 13 new 'regional centres' will be worried about their future. With services already feeling the strain, those that keep their jobs will find the increased workload a heavy b...
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Scotland Bill debated at Westminster

The Scotland Bill went through its final stages in the House of Commons in a rushed debate on Monday afternoon. The SNP MPs put down a number of amendments designed to bring the Bill closer to what was propose by the Smith Commission.Sensible proposals on devolving powers on tax credits, industrial relations and workers' rights were all reject...
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Tax Credit Cuts

On Tuesday the UK Government introduced tax credit changes that will mean drastic cuts to the income of 3 million families in low-paid work across the UK, almost 200,000 in Scotland. These changes were first announced in the Chancellor's Budget in July. The SNP group voted against these damaging cuts which hurt the working poor and increase i...
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