McMillan highlights financial support for tenants during FMQs

During FMQs today, Stuart McMillan MSP for Greenock and Inverclyde highlighted the Scottish Government’s £10m Tenant Hardship Loan Fund – which provides financial assistance to private and social sector tenants who are experiencing difficulties paying their rent because of COVID-19. Stuart raised this question after being contacted by a local letting agency on behalf of […]

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SNP announces ambitious budget with record health funding

SUPPORT FOR COMMUNITIES, JOBS, BUSINESSES AND COVID-19 RECOVERY  MSP for Greenock and Inverclyde has welcomed the SNP Government’s ambitious draft budget – which includes record funding of £16 billion for our health and social care service – and urged MSPs from all parties to support it.  Today, Finance Secretary Kate Forbes announced her budget, which […]

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Inverclyde firms to receive share of £185 million Scottish Government funding

NEW SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT SUPPORT TO TARGET SECTORS IN NEED Businesses in Inverclyde will receive their share of targeted Scottish Government coronavirus funding worth £185 million.  Today, the Finance Secretary Kate Forbes MSP announced the funding that will benefit a wide range of sectors, such as taxi drivers, arts venues and the hospitality sector.  The Scottish Government is […]

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Almost every household in Inverclyde connected to superfast broadband

SNP GOVERNMENT DELIVERING FOR SCOTLAND WHILE TORIES FAIL ON BROADBAND COMMITMENT Local MSP Stuart McMillan has welcomed new figures that show a huge boost to connectivity in Inverclyde, thanks to significant investment from the SNP Government. According to the latest coverage statistics from Thinkbroadband, 97.6% of properties in Inverclyde are now connected to superfast broadband […]

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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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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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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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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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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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