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Supporting Fair Work Practices

Real Living Wage for Public Sector Contracts Companies bidding to win Scottish Government contracts will have to pay at least the real Living Wage. This will ensure public sector contracts tackle in-work poverty and promote fair work practices across the public, private and third sector

Westminster Control Threatening Angus Children’s Rights

Reaction to Supreme Court Ruling on Scottish Legislation Graeme has said that Westminster’s hold over Scotland is threatening the rights of children in Angus and across Scotland – and that only independence can ensure protection of future generations. After a legal challenge by the Tory

Over £300m New Winter Health & Care Investment

Record Winter Funding Package to Help Increase Capacity A substantial new investment of over £300 million in hospital and community care has been unveiled to help tackle what is anticipated to be the toughest winter the NHS and social care system has ever faced. The

Education Recovery

Setting Out the Way Forward Plans to help Scotland’s education system continue to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic have been published by the Scottish Government. Created with input from across the sector, including young people, the Education Recovery strategy outlines how almost £500 million has

Better Protection for Animals

New Powers in Force to Rehome Animals Quicker Legislation has come into effect today which will enable far more efficient rehoming of animals taken into possession to protect their welfare. Before today, animals seized on welfare grounds that were not signed over by the owner

Grants for Tenants in Rent Arrears

£10m to Help Those Worst Affected by Pandemic Avoid Eviction Councils have been given £10 million to provide grants to tenants who have fallen behind on their rent as a result of the pandemic and are at risk of eviction. The grants will help tenants

Scottish Parliament Demands Halt to Universal Credit Cuts

Graeme Condemns Tory Colleagues’ “Shameful” Position The Scottish Parliament has voted overwhelming to oppose the Tory UK Government’s planned £20-a-week cut to Universal Credit next month. Following the vote, Graeme Dey – MSP for the Angus South Constituency – denounced Scottish Tories for backing the

Renewed Calls to Reverse Universal Credit Cut

Tory MSP Urged to ‘Put Words Into Action’ Social Justice secretary Shona Robison has made a heartfelt plea for the UK Government to scrap the ‘senseless and harmful’ withdrawal of the £20-a-week Universal Credit uplift. She will condemn the proposed cut when she opens a

Ensuring Rights of Care Home Residents

Views Sought on Best Way to Introduce ‘Anne’s Law’ The public are to be asked for their views on the best way to support people who live in adult care homes to maintain connections with family and friends. A five-week consultation is to be held

International Travel Testing Updated

Scotland to Align with UK Testing Regime Testing for inbound international travel is to be eased and will align with the UK following consideration of the logistical, health and economic implications, Cabinet Secretary for Net Zero, Energy and Transport Michael Matheson has said. Pre-departure tests