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Anne McTaggart MSP calls for action on Problem Debt

Glasgow Labour MSP Anne McTaggart has called for action to reduce the likelihood of families falling into problem debt. Her calls come following the publication of a report by the Children’s Society and StepChange Debt Charity entitled “The Debt Trap: … Continue reading

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Anne McTaggart MSP condemns Government decision to back Pay-Day Loan Debt Collectors

Glasgow Labour MSP Anne McTaggart has condemned the Scottish Governments decision to hand £1.2 million of public money to a debt collecting firm, Portfolio Recovery Associates UK PRA), in the form of a government grant. PRA made the announcement during … Continue reading

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Glasgow MSP pleased with payday loan advertising ban

Anne McTaggart has backed the announcement by the Scottish Government this week that the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games have banned payday loan companies from advertising at the games. Responding to a question from Labours Kezia Dugdale MSP on the issue, … Continue reading

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Debtbusters – Anne McTaggart welcomes Labour plans to curb payday lenders

Glasgow Labour MSP Anne McTaggart has welcomed the announcement by Ed Miliband that payday loan companies would be hit with a levy on their profits under a Labour Government. The Labour leader’s proposal would raise around £20 million a year … Continue reading

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Anne McTaggart MSP Throws Her Support Behind Credit Union Expansion Project

Anne McTaggart MSP has thrown her support behind the recently announced credit union expansion project. Ms McTaggart was speaking in a members’ debate on the credit union expansion project. The Association of British Credit Unions Ltd (ABCUL) is the leading … Continue reading

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McTaggart Slams Pay Day Loan Companies

Anne McTaggart MSP has expressed her concern that pay day loan companies – a part of the financial industry that is responsible for the economic crash – is continuing to profit from some of the most deprived people in our … Continue reading

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