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Low Income Winter Heating Assistance

A Reliable Winter Heating Benefit of £50 Will be Paid for the First Time in February 2023 to 400,000 households Graeme has welcomed the planned introduction of the new Low Income Winter Heating Assistance benefit to help households in Angus and across Scotland pay their

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

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

Supporting Access to COVID-19 Vaccines in Malawi, Rwanda and Zambia

£1.5 million in Scottish Government funds for UNICEF. The United Nations children’s organisation UNICEF is to receive £1.5 million from the Scottish Government to support equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines and therapeutics in three African countries. The funds will support both the COVID-19 vaccination programmes

Scottish Government Will Take Over ScotRail Services on 1st April

National conversation will help shape the future for rail Speaking in a statement to Parliament today, Transport Minister Jenny Gilruth confirmed the transition of ScotRail services into public ownership will take place on the 1st April. The Minister also invited elected members and rail unions

Cost of Living Continues to Soar

Recent announcements to further increase cost of living. Today Ofgem has announced a rise in the energy price cap. The energy price cap will increase from 1 April for approximately 22 million customers. Those on default tariffs paying by direct debit will see an increase

Eradicating Fuel Poverty

New strategy to make homes safer, warmer and cheaper to heat. A 20-year vision to eradicate fuel poverty in Scotland has been published. The Fuel Poverty Strategy sets out a range of comprehensive actions that will be taken to tackle the drivers of fuel poverty

Scottish Budget 2022-23

Bold, Ambitious, Progressive; for a Greener, Fairer Scotland Ending Scotland’s contribution to climate change, tackling inequalities and investing in the economy and our public services are at the forefront of the 2022-2023 Scottish Budget. Outlining a bold, ambitious and progressive funding package, Finance Secretary Kate