Thursday, November 14, 2013

Motion lodged in Scottish Parliament welcoming the work of Nairn CAB and Nairn County FC on tackling pay day loans

Independent MSP Jean Urquhart has lodged a motion in the Scottish Parliament, the motion reads:

"That the Parliament congratulates Nairn Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) and Nairn County FC on teaming up to raise awareness of the problems associated with payday loans and what the CAB can do to help those in difficulty with high-interest credit; welcomes the news that Nairn CAB’s ability to advise and help people in difficulty due to payday loans will be advertised in Nairn County’s matchday programmes; commends Nairn County’s approach, which it considers contrasts with that of a number of other clubs in the higher reaches of the game that are sponsored by payday lenders and notes that the club aims to reach out to football fans and the wider community; further commends the work of Nairn CAB, particularly on its use of innovative ideas to raise awareness of what it sees as its invaluable work in helping Scots to regain control of their finances, among other issues; understands that CABs across Scotland are currently dealing with around 100 payday loan issues a week, a figure that has increased by a third compared to this time in 2012; applauds Nairn CAB and Nairn County efforts in helping the local community, and recommends that other clubs follow their lead in this regard."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I would like to thank Jean and also John Finnie for the work that they do on behalf of us all in the Scottish Parliament. They are both incredibly active when it comes to issues such as human rights and it's a credit that Jean is now openly supporting the CAB/NCFC on their payday loan initiative