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Monthly Archives: March 2022

Support for Ukrainians

Additional £15m Scottish Government Funding A further £15 million of funding will be made available by the Scottish Government to support Scotland’s response to the illegal invasion of Ukraine. The funds will be used to bolster the support available to Ukrainian nationals arriving in Scotland,

Improving Disability Benefits

Ending Fixed-Term Reviews for Lifelong Conditions Disabled people with the most serious lifelong health conditions will have more financial security under Scotland’s social security system. Adult Disability Payment will replace the UK Government’s Personal Independence Payment (PIP). It will open for new applications in pilot

5 Ways You Can Help The SNP Win The Council Elections

On 5 May, voters across Scotland will elect their local councillors. The choice is clear – SNP-led councils investing in communities and our public services, or Tories imposing cuts at any cost, often propped up by Labour. Here are 5 ways you can help us

Ukraine Refugee Sponsorship

Scotland outlines ‘super-sponsor’ proposal in commitment to support Ukrainian refugees. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has outlined the Scottish Government’s commitment to maximise its contribution to the UK Government’s community sponsorship scheme, whilst emphasising it must provide more clarity on how the scheme will work. It

No to National Insurance Rise

Fresh Pleas to UK Government on Tax Hike As warnings about the cost-of-living crisis continue to grow, Graeme has issued a fresh call for the Tory UK government not to increase National Insurance. The SNP has described the crisis as Tory-made, with Graeme saying that

Working Group on Misogyny and Criminal Justice in Scotland

Justice Secretary welcomes report and will now “consider recommendations”. Justice Secretary Keith Brown has welcomed publication of Baroness Helena Kennedy QC’s report on Misogyny and Criminal Justice in Scotland. Mr Brown thanked Baroness Kennedy for her exemplary efforts and said the recommendations will now be

Dental Services for All

Revised Arrangements to Reward Seeing More NHS Patients Revised payment arrangements for NHS dentists will be linked more closely to the number of patients they see, under changes being introduced in April. The revised arrangements will help ensure patients are able to access NHS services,