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Monthly Archives: September 2021

Better Protection for Animals

New Powers in Force to Rehome Animals Quicker Legislation has come into effect today which will enable far more efficient rehoming of animals taken into possession to protect their welfare. Before today, animals seized on welfare grounds that were not signed over by the owner

Grants for Tenants in Rent Arrears

£10m to Help Those Worst Affected by Pandemic Avoid Eviction Councils have been given £10 million to provide grants to tenants who have fallen behind on their rent as a result of the pandemic and are at risk of eviction. The grants will help tenants

No One Should Ever Have to Choose Between Eating and Heating

Headlines about energy price hikes and empty supermarket shelves are concerning. Just as the economy and our lives have been returning to a bit of normality, it’s very frustrating to see supply shortages causing disruption in a whole host of sectors. In particular, the prospect

Scottish Parliament Demands Halt to Universal Credit Cuts

Graeme Condemns Tory Colleagues’ “Shameful” Position The Scottish Parliament has voted overwhelming to oppose the Tory UK Government’s planned £20-a-week cut to Universal Credit next month. Following the vote, Graeme Dey – MSP for the Angus South Constituency – denounced Scottish Tories for backing the

This is the Real Cost of Brexit

Scotland voted overwhelmingly to remain in the EU. Every one of Scotland’s 32 local authority areas chose to reject Brexit. Contrary to Better Together promises of Scotland being an “equal partner” in the UK, Scotland’s wishes were completely ignored by Westminster. People, businesses and communities are

Renewed Calls to Reverse Universal Credit Cut

Tory MSP Urged to ‘Put Words Into Action’ Social Justice secretary Shona Robison has made a heartfelt plea for the UK Government to scrap the ‘senseless and harmful’ withdrawal of the £20-a-week Universal Credit uplift. She will condemn the proposed cut when she opens a

Ensuring Rights of Care Home Residents

Views Sought on Best Way to Introduce ‘Anne’s Law’ The public are to be asked for their views on the best way to support people who live in adult care homes to maintain connections with family and friends. A five-week consultation is to be held

International Travel Testing Updated

Scotland to Align with UK Testing Regime Testing for inbound international travel is to be eased and will align with the UK following consideration of the logistical, health and economic implications, Cabinet Secretary for Net Zero, Energy and Transport Michael Matheson has said. Pre-departure tests

Child Winter Heating Assistance Eligibility Extended

Extra Money for 19,400+ Disabled Children & Young People Legislation which will lead to increased vital support to more than 19,400 children and young people, to help their families heat their homes this winter, has been laid in the Scottish Parliament. The legislation extends the