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Monthly Archives: June 2021

Job Start Payment

Graeme urges young people in Angus to apply for Job Start Payment Graeme is urging young people in the area to apply for the Job Start Payment if they are starting a new job after a period of unemployment. The Job Start Payment is available

Social Care Personal Assistants To Receive £500 Payment

Dedicated portal to reach last group of social care workers.  A special online portal has been launched for more than 10,000 Personal Assistants across Scotland to ensure they receive a £500 thank-you payment. The Personal Assistant workforce are employed directly by disabled people, for whom

Scotland Is Your Home

The UK government’s hard deadline for EU citizens risks second Windrush scandal The deadline for the UK Government’s EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) is this Wednesday. The Scottish Government does not accept that our EU citizens should have to sign up to any sort of scheme

Corruption and Cronyism

This UK Tory government is engulfed in corruption and cronyism From the ‘Text for contracts’ scandal in May to the Downing Street flat renovations, Boris Johnson’s Tory government is stumbling from one corruption scandal to the next. This week alone, there have been two further

Fireworks & Pyrotechnics Bill

Consultation on Legislation to Improve Safety A consultation on new legislation around the sale and use of fireworks and tackling the misuse of pyrotechnics has been published, and Graeme has encouraged constituents to contribute and make their views known. The proposed Fireworks and Pyrotechnics Bill

Calls to Extend EU Settlement Deadline

Failing to Act ‘Unacceptable’ Graeme has backed renewed calls for Boris Johnson to extend his government’s arbitrary deadline on applying to its EU Settlement Scheme, in order to prevent EU nationals from losing their rights overnight. It comes as Tory Immigration Minister Kevin Foster said “I

Double Payment for Unpaid Carers

Extra Cash for Carer’s Allowance Recipients Thousands of unpaid carers will receive a double payment this winter under legislation recognising the additional pressure they face as a result of the pandemic. If approved by Parliament, the Bill, published today, will mean more than 91,000 carers

Up to £23.6m to Improve Bus Services

First Round of Awards from Bus Partnership Fund Up to £23.6 million from the Bus Partnership Fund (BPF) has been awarded to tackle the negative impact of congestion on bus services – including £497,000 to the Tayside Bus Alliance which covers Angus. The Fund supports

£20m for Advanced Tech to Treat Cancer

Surgical Robots for NHS Scotland An investment of around £20 million in 10 surgical robots will result in less invasive procedures and boost hospital capacity across Scotland. The Scottish Government investment will take the total number of this type of surgical robot across the country

Free NHS Dental Care for Young People

600,000 to Benefit From Extension of Free Care New measures to provide free NHS dental care for all young people aged 18 to 25 (inclusive) have been introduced at the Scottish Parliament. Graeme welcomed the move as showing “the strength of the Scottish Government’s commitment