Browse By

All posts by Lloyd

Humanitarian Aid to Ukraine

Scottish Government to provide financial aid and medical supplies to Ukraine following Russian invasion. The Scottish Government will provide both financial aid and medical supplies to Ukraine following the illegal invasion by Russia. Firstly, an initial £4m in humanitarian aid will be provided. As part

Second Boosters for At-Risk Groups

Spring dose to boost protection. Second booster jabs will be offered to those aged 75 and over and those at highest risk of severe COVID-19 disease following the latest Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) advice. – Health Secretary Humza Yousaf We know that

£300m Boost for Climate Friendly Heating

Transforming Scotland’s heating systems. Homes and commercial properties across Scotland will benefit from the establishment of a new £300 million fund supporting the development and roll out of zero emission heat networks. Zero Carbon Buildings Minister Patrick Harvie announced the new Heat Network Fund at

Cost of Living Support

Financial lifeline for students. Students facing financial hardship due to the cost of living crisis and rising energy costs can apply for more support. This week more than £5 million has been distributed to help Higher Education students in financial hardship with basics like heating

Deal agreed to establish Green Freeports

A partnership agreement to establish two Green Freeports in Scotland has been reached between Scottish and UK Ministers. Following robust discussions in recent months, both governments have agreed: to establish a joint applicant prospectus, with Ministers and officials from both the Scottish and UK Government

Strong Support For Proposed National Care Service

Analysis of consultation responses published. A consultation has revealed strong support for proposals to establish a National Care Service accountable to Scottish ministers. More than three-quarters (77%) of people who responded to the official consultation thought the main benefit of the proposed change would be

Bold Steps to Tackle Child Poverty in Scotland

We’re determined to ensure that no child grows up in poverty anywhere in Scotland – that’s why the SNP Scottish Government is taking bold steps to deliver a fairer future for all. One of these is the Scottish Child Payment of £10 per week per

Fire Alarm Funding Increased

Extra £500,000 to support most vulnerable. More elderly and disabled people will be helped to install fire alarms that save lives and meet new building standards rules thanks to an additional £500,000 in funding. This doubles the funding already given to Care and Repair Scotland

Free Bus Travel For Under 22s Goes Live

Under 22s living in Scotland can benefit from free bus travel from today (31 January) through a Scottish Government scheme that has the potential to transform bus travel while supporting children, young people and families. The scheme is open to children and young people with

Keeping Eye Tests Free on the NHS

Increase in fees paid to optometry practices for free examinations. The fees paid by the Scottish Government to optometrists for carrying out NHS-funded eye examinations will increase by 3% – helping to ensure everyone can continue to access high quality eye care. Scotland became the