McMillan welcomes enhanced protection for animals and wildlife

Stuart McMillan MSP has welcomed the passing of the Animals and Wildlife (Penalties, Protections and Powers) (Scotland) Bill in the Scottish Parliament – as it delivers increased animal cruelty penalties and new legal protections for service animals. The Bill increases the maximum penalty for the most serious animal and wildlife crimes to five years imprisonment […]

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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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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 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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Over 500 new homes built in Inverclyde last year

SNP MSP Stuart McMillan has welcomed new figures that show 573 new build homes were completed in Inverclyde last year. The latest statistics from the Scottish Government show that over 9,300 affordable homes were delivered in 2019 across the country, an increase of more than 25% since 2016. Meanwhile, the number of homes for social […]

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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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SNP Budget keeping communities safe

SNP MSP for Greenock and Inverclyde, Stuart McMillan, has challenged his political opponents across West Scotland to get behind plans that will hand Scotland’s police force an extra £37 million. Last week, the SNP Government outlined its 2020/21 budget that also promises a further £6.5 million for community justice interventions as part of efforts to […]

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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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