The Scottish Government has provided additional funding to help students facing financial hardship due to covid-19. This will go some way to help alleviate students’ concerns around accommodation costs, mental health issues, general living costs and wellbeing. For more info, click here.
There are far too many people who are falling through the cracks in the system. The UK Government’s steps to protect incomes and welfare must be more robust and catch everyone to allow them to live with dignity. SNP Key Asks: 🕒 Delays in receiving support. The five week wait for the first Universal Credit payment […]
The new measures announced by the Chancellor to protect peoples’ incomes are welcome. While they do not go as far as I would have liked, they will make a significant impact in giving people and their families assurances over their jobs and wages. SNP colleagues and I will continue to press the UK Government to […]
Last week, I spoke in a debate on social mobility. So many people today do not enjoy the things that my generation got to enjoy. With austerity, the gig economy and low wages, hardworking people are not given the full support or opportunities to improve their living standards. The Scottish Government is doing what it […]
TORY MINISTER CLAIMS “NO SAVINGS” IN RETRACTED STATEMENT WHILE SCOTS DISPROPORTIONATELY HIT Recent figures have revealed that the UK Government’s policy to abolish the Work Related Activity Component (WRAC) for claimants of Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) has cut their incomes by over £143.2m since it was enforced in April 2017. Claimants of ESA suffer […]