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 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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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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Inverclyde Businesses get £5.4m cash support through crisis

SNP MSP Stuart McMillan has welcomed new figures showing that 481 businesses in Inverclyde have received Scottish Government grants to support firms through the coronavirus crisis. Inverclyde Council has awarded a total of £5.4m through a Scottish Government scheme to support small businesses and the retail, hospitality and leisure sector. This grant support is worth […]

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McMillan pays tribute to Inverclyde’s frontline workers on International Workers’ Memorial Day

Stuart McMillan MSP for Greenock and Inverclyde has paid tribute to local frontline workers during the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on International Workers’ Memorial Day (Tuesday 28 April 2020). During his almost 13 years as an MSP, Stuart has worked alongside Action on Asbestos (formerly Clydeside Action on Asbestos) to improve the support given to […]

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McMillan welcomes pay rise for social care staff

Stuart McMillan MSP has warmly welcomed the immediate wage increase and sick pay provision for social care staff, especially at a time when they are on the frontline responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Greenock and Inverclyde MSP said the move, agreed between the Scottish Government and COSLA, would see social care staff receive an […]

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McMillan welcomes food funding for Inverclyde families

SNP MSP Stuart McMillan has welcomed confirmation Inverclyde families unable to access food due to coronavirus will get support from the Scottish Government. Local authorities are sharing £30 million of new investment from the Scottish Government Food fund to support those struggling. Inverclyde have been allocated £565,000 from the fund. The funding is one part […]

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McMillan makes plea to non-essential businesses to close

Stuart McMillan MSP for Greenock and Inverclyde has called on businesses producing non-essential items or providing non-essential services to close – especially if they cannot enable their staff to work from home or abide by social distancing guidelines. The local MSP has received a high volume of correspondence from constituents who feel like their role […]

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