SNP MSP urges TSB to rethink local bank closure

SNP MSP Stuart McMillan has demanded an urgent meeting with TSB officials after an announcement the Port Glasgow branch has been marked for closure. Yesterday, [30th September] the bank announced 73 branch closures across Scotland. The MSP for Greenock and Inverclyde has now requested an urgent meeting with TSB bosses to discuss the impact of […]

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New support to help young people in Inverclyde into work

SNP GOVERNMENT’S ‘JOB START PAYMENT’ NOW OPEN TO APPLICATIONS Local MSP for Greenock and Inverclyde, Stuart McMillan, has welcomed a new Scottish benefit introduced today that will help 16 to 24-year olds into work if they have been unemployed for over six months. The SNP Scottish Government’s Job Start Payment is a one-off grant of […]

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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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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 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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Local MSP backs plans to grow Inverclyde economy

STRONG START FOR SCOTTISH NATIONAL INVESTMENT BANK Stuart McMillan MSP for Greenock and Inverclyde has said that SNP Budget plans to ensure a strong start for the Scottish National Investment Bank, and its mission to drive the transition to a net zero economy, will encourage economic growth across Inverclyde. The 2020/21 Budget, set out by […]

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SNP MSP backs proposals for new ‘Scottish Visa’

TORY IMMIGRATION PLANS WILL HARM BUSINESSES AND PUBLIC SERVICES IN INVERCLYDE SNP MSP Stuart McMillan has backed proposals for a new Scottish Visa to address depopulation and cut skills gaps in Inverclyde set to be made worse by Brexit. Under plans announced by the First Minister, migrants who want to live in Scotland could choose […]

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McMillan welcomes improvements following Transport Scotland drive-around

Stuart McMillan MSP has welcomed several improvements that have taken place in Inverclyde following his drive-around with Transport Scotland in September 2019, which highlighted numerous issues transport issues locally. The local SNP MSP hosted senior officials from Transport Scotland and Scotland Transerv for a tour around Inverclyde highlighting a variety of issues regarding the local […]

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Local MSP makes case for major transport project in Inverclyde

Stuart McMillan MSP has put forward his reasons to Transport Scotland why Inverclyde needs a major transport project to support economic growth and reverse the population decline locally. The Greenock and Inverclyde MSP participated in the Strategic Transport Project Review 2 (STPR2) online consultation and provided a written response to Transport Scotland’s Chief Executive, Roy […]

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Stuart McMillan MSP urges local employers to use charity’s toolkit to improve recruitment and support for deaf staff

Stuart McMillan MSP is urging local employers to use a charity’s toolkit, which has been produced to help organisations break down barriers facing jobseekers or employees who are Deaf or have a hearing loss. The MSP for Greenock and Inverclyde is backing Action on Hearing Loss Scotland’s Working for Change campaign influencing businesses to provide […]

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One in five locally worse off due to Brexit

Brexit will negatively affect almost one in five people in Inverclyde, with 18% of locals deemed to be in vulnerable communities, new analysis from the Scottish Government has found. Published last week, ‘The Local Level Brexit Vulnerabilities in Scotland Report’ found that urban areas, especially those in Inverclyde, have significant populations at risk from the […]

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Scottish Government in process of purchasing Ferguson Marine

Greenock and Inverclyde MSP Stuart McMillan has today welcomed the announcement that the Scottish Government is now in final discussions to conclude the purchase of Ferguson Marine shipyard. Commenting on the announcement, Stuart said: “This is fantastic news for the local area, the workforce and the communities that will benefit from these two new ferries. […]

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