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Scottish Child Disability Payments Now Live

The Scottish Government’s Child Disability Payment is now open for applications across Scotland. It replaces Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for children and marks a major milestone in the foundation of Social Security Scotland. Those who currently receive Disability Living Allowance for children from the DWP will also be transferred to Social Security Scotland. They will […]

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PROGRAMME FOR GOVERNMENT 2021/22

Today, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has outlined the Scottish Government’s Programme for the Parliamentary term ahead. This is an ambitious policy programme to secure a fairer, greener Scotland, founded on doing politics and governance better. The Programme commits billions of pounds to tackle the challenges and grasp the opportunities by reducing inequalities, protecting our public […]

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MP URGES APPLICATIONS AS EU SETTLEMENT DEADLINE APPROACHES

Marion Fellows, MP for Motherwell and Wishaw, has urged EU citizens to make their applications to the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) as the deadline approaches on 30 June. Those who do not apply by the deadline will lose their right to work, healthcare and public funds. Mrs Fellows is concerned that a high number of […]

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MP URGES PEOPLE TO DOWNLOAD NEW SCOTTISH COVID TRACING APP

Motherwell and Wishaw MP, Marion Fellows, has urged local people to download and use the Scottish Government’s new tracing app ‘Protect Scotland’ to halt the rise of Covid cases. The free app was launched today (10/09/2020) and was downloaded by more than 100,000 people through the Google and Apple app stores by the afternoon. The […]

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PROGRAMME FOR GOVERNMENT 2020/21

The Scottish Government has announced its Programme for Government. These are not normal times, this is not a normal Programme for Government. We must take the necessary steps to rebuild an economy that is stronger, fairer and more sustainable. We have an opportunity, not simply to go back to how things were, but to address […]

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CLEAR YOUR HEAD

Isolation can be a stressful experience. It’s important to take the steps, however small, to protect your mental health, like getting some exercise or taking a break from social media. The Scottish Government has launched Clear Your Head to support you during this time. Click here for more info. If you need more support, you […]

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READY SCOTLAND – VOLUNTEER HERE

The Scottish Government has launched Ready Scotland – a scheme for those who are fit and able and want to volunteer in their community to assist tackling covid-19. Already, over 21,000 have volunteered which is a testament to the kindness and compassion of people across Scotland. Thousands have already been working hard to support their […]

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STEEL DEBATE: FORGING A FUTURE FOR STEEL

I have been repeating the calls of the steel industry for a sector deal since 2015. The SNP Scottish Government saved Dalzell in Motherwell and I am proud to have been a member of the Steel Task Force. The UK Government must now show the same commitment to steel and create a sector deal. #ForgeAFutureForSteel

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UK BUDGET ANNOUNCED

Despite the spin from the Tories in London, Scotland’s budget will be lower in real terms that it was when the Tories came to power. It does not reverse £13.9bn of cumulative cuts or provide our people and services with the full support they need. I was pleased that SNP calls to act on the […]

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UK BUDGET TODAY

Scotland – our people, communities and services – have suffered under a decade of Tory austerity. With today’s budget, it is expected that it will continue. The Scottish Government Budget 2020-21 is still 2.8% (£840 million) lower in real terms compared to 2010-11. The £1.2bn extra next financial year will not reverse the £13.9bn of […]