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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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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MSP welcomes review of all Greenock traffic signals

Stuart McMillan MSP has welcomed an initial study to review all traffic signals in the Greenock area after he contacted Transport Scotland about the sequencing of traffic lights in the constituency. The review will examine traffic flows, signal apparatus, infrastructure layouts and signal timings across Greenock. The Greenock and Inverclyde MSP had raised specific concerns […]

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Health Secretary confirms investment in Scottish Ambulance Service as part of trauma network redesign

On Thursday 27 February, Stuart McMillan MSP received confirmation from the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport that the Scottish Ambulance Service (SAS) is receiving investment as part of the Scottish trauma network redesign. The SNP MSP asked the Health Secretary, Jeane Freeman MSP, how she was ensuring local ambulance provision would not be disadvantaged […]

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Almost 2,000 carers in Inverclyde get cash boost from Scottish Government

CARER’S ALLOWANCE SUPPLEMENT HELPS THOUSANDS IN INVERCLYDE Thousands of carers in Inverclyde have benefitted from Carer’s Allowance Supplement (CAS) payments of up to £452 a year, introduced by the Scottish Government. New figures show that 1,930 carers in Inverclyde have received CAS payments since the payment was introduced in September 2018. The Carer’s Allowance Supplement […]

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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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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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