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Graeme Welcomes £50 Heating Payment Boost

Around 7,000 Angus Households to Benefit Around 7,000 households across Angus will receive an automatic £50 heating support payment in the coming weeks. This is the Scottish Government’s new Winter Heating Payment, which will be paid out regardless of weather conditions. It replaces the Cold

Tax Support for Businesses

Non-Domestic Rates Legislation New draft legislation on non-domestic rates (NDR) aims to tackle tax avoidance and promote the Scottish Government’s ground-breaking Deposit Return Scheme. Regulations laid before the Scottish Parliament will empower councils to crack down on tax-avoidance such as the artificial use of insolvency,

Deadline for School Age Payment Approaches

Families Urged to Make Sure They Don’t Miss Out Parents and guardians who get qualifying benefits or tax credits and who have a child born between 1 March 2017 and 28 February 2018 are being urged to check whether they should apply for Best Start

We’ll continue supporting the recovery of our NHS

Scottish Government maintaining focus on key actions The significant pressures on our National Health Service have dominated the news so far this year, and it is no exaggeration to say that this winter has probably been the most difficult ever faced by the NHS. Our

How Brexit damages businesses and livelihoods

Brexit is making us all poorer: the facts Scotland overwhelmingly voted against Brexit but it was imposed by the Tories, resulting in long-term economic decline and making the cost of living crisis even worse. Brexit is now also fully supported by Keir Starmer and Anas

Graeme Visits Carnoustie Memories Group

Raising Awareness of Pioneering Local Dementia Support Graeme has met with the woman behind award-winning dementia support group Carnoustie Memories to help raise further awareness of their activities. He caught up with Chairwoman Lorraine Young when he paid a visit recently to Links House at

Shining a Light on Parental Mental Health

Supporting Parent Mental Health Day with Local Organisations To mark Parent Mental Day, Graeme visited Mum & Me Angus in Arbroath and the High-5 Club in Monifieth Mum & Me is a long-term nurturing support group for mums in Angus. It is based in the

Independence the Only Way to End Child Poverty

New Report Reveals Tory Rule Consigning Millions to Destitution The SNP has said that Scottish independence is the only way to tackle child poverty, after a fresh report laid bare the impact of Tory rule on the rise in poverty in the UK. The findings

Independent Advocacy Service Celebrates First Anniversary

Supporting Disabled People to Access Devolved Benefits A free independent advocacy service supporting disabled people to access Scottish Government benefits has marked its first year in operation. The Scottish Government is investing more than £20 million to deliver this service over the course of four

Scotland should not have to pay the price of a failing Brexit

UK Fundamentally on the Wrong Path Almost three years on from Brexit, blatantly imposed on Scotland by the Tories and their Labour accomplices at Westminster, the economic damage of it gets starker by the day. The immense damage of Brexit has been felt by businesses,