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Monthly Archives: March 2022

Transforming the Care System

Actions to Deliver The Promise by 2030 A major plan containing 80 actions to improve the lives of children, young people and families in and around the edges of care has been published. The ‘Keeping The Promise Implementation Plan’ aims to significantly reduce the number

Over Half a Million Pounds Support for Angus Women’s Aid

Scottish Government Grant Funding Awarded A total of £501,550 in Scottish Government funding has been granted to Angus Women’s Aid – part of £48m of investment in organisations which support victims and survivors of crime across Scotland. More than 20 diverse organisations spread across the

Support for Headteachers

£530m to Help Close Attainment Gap Scotland’s headteachers will receive more than half a billion pounds of secured funding over the next four years to help close the attainment gap. Pupil Equity Funding (PEF) totalling £520 million will be distributed to schools in every council

Investing in the Food and Drink Sector

Supporting growth and innovation. Food and drink businesses across Scotland will benefit from a share of more than £7.3 million to increase production, expand storage facilities and purchase new equipment. A total of 29 businesses, large and small, will receive grants ranging from £1,047 to

Spring Statement Fails to Tackle Soaring Living Costs

Scottish Finance Secretary Responds to UK Government Plans The UK Government has not delivered the support and help that families and businesses need today, according to Finance Secretary Kate Forbes. Responding to the Spring Statement, Ms Forbes said the Chancellor failed to help thousands of

Investment in Tackling Child Poverty

Supporting Low Income Households Almost £6 billion has been invested to support low income households across Scotland over the last three years. More than a third of that total, around £2.18 billion, has directly benefitted children as the Scottish Government prepares to publish its Tackling

Investing in Rural Tourism

£3.9 million to support visitor management. More than 200 seasonal countryside rangers and operations staff posts will be created to support sustainable and responsible rural tourism. The rangers will help tackle issues such as littering, antisocial behaviour and public toileting in rural tourism hotspots through

Funding Boost for Walking, Wheeling and Cycling

Record investment supporting new legacy fund for footpaths, safety and new routes. Through record active travel funding for 2022/2023, the Scottish Government has outlined the next big steps in its commitment to put active travel at the heart of transport policy. – Graeme Through the

Graeme’s Column

It has been a busy past few weeks for my constituency office – and all the better for it. The office has re-opened two days a week for face-to-face interaction, albeit by appointment, and the rota of surgeries around Angus has been restored. Sensible Covid