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Monthly Archives: October 2021

Financial Help for Families in Need This Winter

£41 million Winter Support Fund for low income households. Funding to help people struggling financially during the winter is part of a new £41 million support package. The Winter Support Fund will help those on low incomes, children and people at risk of homelessness against

How Westminster Betrayed Scotland on Carbon Capture and Storage

In 2014, the UK government promised to make Scotland a world leader in carbon capture technology – committing funding for a new carbon capture and storage plant in Scotland. Now, it’s revealed as a yet another Westminster broken promise. The UK government chose to reject funding for

Rishi Sunak’s UK Budget: What You Need to Know

When we cut through the Tory spin, Rishi Sunak’s UK Budget falls apart under the slightest scrutiny. This Budget – with the combination of Tory welfare cuts, misplaced tax hikes and a damaging Brexit – leaves millions of Scottish families worse off. Here’s a summary

Scotland’s Covid Certificates Accepted by EU

Scots Must Update Status Before Travelling Abroad Scotland and the rest of the UK have been formally adopted into the European Union’s Digital Covid Certificate (EU DCC) scheme, the European Commission has confirmed. All Covid status certificates will be recognised across Europe on Monday November 1st, as

Nicola Sturgeon, First Minister of Scotland, speaking at a podium in Bute House

First Minister Praises ‘Inspirational’ Young People

Launch of the UN Climate Change Conference of Youth. Young people will be the conscience of COP and world leaders must act on their demand for urgent action to tackle climate change, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is expected to say today. Addressing 400 delegates from

UK Budget Leaves Angus Families Worse Off

No Fair Recovery Under Westminster The Tory UK Government’s budget makes it clear that “independence is the only way to give Angus a fair recovery from the pandemic.” The Scottish Government’s Finance Secretary, Kate Forbes, had written to UK Chancellor Rishi Sunak prior to the

Creating a Fairer, Greener Nation

Rural Funding Scheme Extended The Agri-Environment Climate Scheme (AECS) will reopen for funding in 2022 to support the ambition of doubling the amount of land under organic management, set out in the Programme for Government 2021-22. Farmers, crofters and land managers will be able to

Additional Funding to Tackle COVID

£482 Million for Pandemic Costs The Scottish Government is allocating a further £482 million to NHS Boards and Integration Authorities to meet costs of the pandemic and remobilising health services. This includes funding for Test and Protect and to support the progress of the vaccination

Delivering the Right Care in the Right Setting

£10m to Avoid Hospital Stays & Prevent Delayed Discharge The Scottish Government is investing an additional £10 million to help patients avoid a hospital stay wherever possible – and to prevent delayed discharge for inpatients. This is part of a range of actions included in