McMillan delighted as Scottish Government continues to deliver benefits to Inverclyde

Stuart McMillan MSP for Greenock and Inverclyde has expressed his delight at the news that the SNP Scottish Government continues to press ahead with delivering Scotland’s new benefits system despite the challenges faced by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Scottish Government’s Cabinet Secretary for Social Security and Older People, Shirley-Anne Somerville, announced this week that Social […]

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Best Start Grant pays out £2.7 million in first two months

FAMILIES IN INVERCLYDE BENEFIT FROM SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT SUPPORT Families in Inverclyde have benefited from £2.7 million paid through the Scottish Government’s new Best Start Grant Pregnancy and Baby Payment scheme since it opened for applications. Since December, Social Security Scotland has made payments to more than 7,000 low-income households. The support provided to families across […]

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Holyrood committee calls for urgent welfare reform

A report published this week by the Scottish Parliament’s Social Security Committee has called for the urgent reversal of UK Government welfare cuts that have caused “significant damage” to the income of working Scots. Introduced by the Tories in 2016, the working-age benefit freeze gives a real-terms cut to households claiming benefits such as Universal […]

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Local MP and MSP Angered at Jobcentre Closures

Ronnie Cowan MP & Stuart McMillan MSP (SNP) have highlighted their anger and frustration with the decision by the UK Government and Department of Work and Pensions to close Port Glasgow Jobcentre. In January 2017, the Minister for Employment, Damien Hinds MP announced a proposal to relocate the Jobcentre at 6 Scarlow Street, Port Glasgow, […]

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Statement on Port Glasgow Job Centre

This morning I have been informed of proposals by the UK Minister for Employment to close the Job Centre in Port Glasgow. The DWP has been guilty of taking a callous and ideological approach to welfare since the Tories took office in 2010, and shows no signs of letting up. 8 of Glasgow’s 16 job […]

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