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Accessing Help for Cost of Living

New ‘One Stop Shop’ Website for Advice & Information A new website providing information on the wide range of advice and financial support available to people in Scotland has been launched. Developed by the Scottish Government as a ‘one stop shop’ to help those struggling

‘Gaping Hole’ In Support for Off-Grid Homes

Rural Scotland ‘Hung Out to Dry’ The SNP has condemned the UK Government’s lack of support with energy bills for households not connected to the energy grid. The UK Government previously announced it would offer just £100 in total to households across the UK who

Rent Freeze Focus of Programme for Government

Ministers Act to Protect People in Cost Crisis A combined rent freeze and moratorium on evictions to help people through the cost crisis has been announced as the centrepiece of the 2022-23 Programme for Government (PfG). The programme outlines emergency legislation which will be introduced

Programme for Government

Scottish Child Payment Increasing from 14 November First Minister Nicola Sturgeon will set out a raft of actions today (Tuesday 6 September) in a Programme for Government designed to help people through the cost emergency. The package will include an increase in Scottish Child Payment

Sunak Concedes Brexit is Fuelling Cost Crisis

‘Damning’ Admission by Tory Leadership Contender The SNP has reiterated the point that independence is the only route to escape the damage of Brexit and Westminster control, after Rishi Sunak admitted labour shortages facing the UK are playing a part in the cost-of-living crisis hammering

Families & Businesses Left Behind by Westminster Inaction

Zero Urgency from Tories on Cost-of-Living Crisis Friday last week brought confirmation of news we’ve all been dreading. Regulator Ofgem confirmed that the energy price cap is set to rise by 80% from October, with average household bills increasing to more than £3,500 a year.

Latest 80% Energy Price Cap Rise Must be Cancelled

Typical Houshold Bill to Hit £3,549 As experts had warned they would, Ofgem have today announced a huge further rise in the energy price cap from October – an increase of 80% on the current cap of £1,971. This will see the average household energy

Graeme’s Column

The Scottish Parliament resumes in a few days’ time. Speaking personally, this year’s summer recess has been productive, informative and the kind of battery recharge I haven’t experienced since 2017. Free from the demands of ministerial responsibility, after stepping back from government in January, this

First Minister Hosts Energy Summit

Further Action Agreed as Consensus Reached The Scottish Government, energy companies and advice organisations met at Bute House yesterday (Tuesday 23rd August) for a summit chaired by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. Participants agreed that the scale of the energy cost crisis is unprecedented, with grave consequences

Labour Failing in ‘Moral Duty’ on Pay Rises

Sarwar Must Stop Playing Games Anas Sarwar has been urged to stop playing political games over council workers’ pay and support SNP proposals to offer a 5% rise. Sarwar had called on the Scottish Government to act on its ‘moral duty’ to tackle the cost