McMillan welcomes extra support for low-income families

Greenock and Inverclyde’s MSP, Stuart McMillan, has commented on Scottish Welfare Fund payments rising to £37.6 million to support people and families in low incomes in times of need. In the 12 months to 31 March 2020, Scottish Welfare Fund payments included £12.9 million in Crisis Grants – up 24% – and £24.7 million on […]

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Over £500,000 funding for Inverclyde Council active travel projects

LOCAL MSP PRAISES SNP GOVERNMENT’S AMBITIOUS ‘SPACES FOR PEOPLE’ INITIATIVE MSP for Greenock and Inverclyde, Stuart McMillan, has said that £585,000 for Inverclyde Council will help normalise the increasing number of people walking or cycling in the local area. In partnership with Sustrans Scotland, the SNP Government has now awarded nearly £30 million to pop-up […]

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McMillan demands halt to A78 works

Greenock and Inverclyde MSP Stuart McMillan has demanded that work to locate a new island on Inverkip Road near the junction with Neil Street has to stop. The new ‘pedestrian refuge crossing’, forms part of wider works on Inverkip Road to deal with the 198 new homes being built at the former Ravenscraig Hospital site. […]

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Almost 1,000 businesses get cash support through crisis

New figures show that 929 businesses in Inverclyde have received support from the Scottish Government to support them through the coronavirus crisis. A total of £10.27 million has been awarded to businesses in Inverclyde through a Scottish Government scheme designed to support small businesses and the retail, hospitality and leisure sector. Across Scotland, over 83,000 […]

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McMillan welcomes enhanced protection for animals and wildlife

Stuart McMillan MSP has welcomed the passing of the Animals and Wildlife (Penalties, Protections and Powers) (Scotland) Bill in the Scottish Parliament – as it delivers increased animal cruelty penalties and new legal protections for service animals. The Bill increases the maximum penalty for the most serious animal and wildlife crimes to five years imprisonment […]

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McMillan thanks hundreds of local volunteers during pandemic

SNP MSP Stuart McMillan has praised the hundreds of Inverclyde residents who have signed up to volunteering schemes during the pandemic. A total of 207 people have volunteered with the British Red Cross locally while 295 have signed up to Volunteer Scotland, according to recent figures provided by the Scottish Parliament Information Centre (SPICe). While […]

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Funding boost worth £3.4 million for Inverclyde schools

SNP GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCE £50 MILLION PACKAGE TO IMPROVE ATTAINMENT MSP for Greenock and Inverclyde, Stuart McMillan, has said pupils living in Inverclyde’s most deprived communities will benefit from targeted funding from the Attainment Scotland Fund to help close the poverty-related attainment gap. Inverclyde Council will receive a £3,467,107 investment from the SNP Scottish Government to […]

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McMillan welcomes additional funding for young carers

Stuart McMillan MSP has welcomed the news that £300,000 worth of Scottish Government funding will go towards supporting young carers across Scotland during the pandemic. This support is part of the £350 million communities funding to help people and communities affected by COVID-19. Young Scot will receive £200,000 to provide online subscriptions and e-vouchers for […]

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MSP pays tribute to volunteers in Inverclyde

Local MSP Stuart McMillan has paid tribute to volunteers who have helped the NHS and local communities in Inverclyde as this week marks Volunteers’ Week (1-7 June). Volunteers’ Week is an annual celebration of the contribution and work of millions of volunteers who give up their time to help others. During this pandemic, volunteers have […]

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New data sheds light on local COVID-19 death rate

The National Records of Scotland have published new data that breaks down the number of COVID-19 related deaths by age group and by local authority area. Of the 106 COVID-19 deaths in Inverclyde, 96 were people aged 65 and over. Local MSP Stuart McMillan has therefore urged older people to continue to follow social distancing […]

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Over 1,500 carers in Inverclyde due to receive extra payment

MSP PRAISES VITAL WORK DONE BY CARERS DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC Around 1,590 carers in Inverclyde are due to benefit from a one-off payment during the coronavirus pandemic. The Scottish Government has revealed plans to invest £19.2million to provide further support to Scottish carers during the Covid-19 crisis. If approved by parliament, around 83,000 eligible carers […]

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People in Inverclyde to have their say on lockdown restrictions

SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT PUBLISHES UPDATE ON “LIFE BEYOND LOCKDOWN” SNP MSP Stuart McMillan has urged the people of Inverclyde to have their say as the Scottish Government publishes an update on what life might look like when coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions are altered. COVID-19: A Framework for Decision Making says the current lockdown is pushing the number […]

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Applications open for £100m fund supporting SMEs and newly self-employed people

Today (30 April 2020), applications opened for the Scottish Government’s £100 million package of additional grant support for small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) and newly self-employed people. This funding will be delivered through three separate funds that will be administered by local authorities and Scotland’s enterprise agencies. Support includes a £34 million hardship fund for […]

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