Budget delivers for Scotland amidst Brexit chaos, says McMillan

Finance Secretary Derek Mackay MSP set out his 2019-2020 budget in the Scottish Parliament, which prepares Scotland’s economy for the opportunities of the future, enables the transformation of essential public services, and builds a more inclusive and just society. It does so in the context of continuing UK austerity, which has reduced the Scottish Government’s […]

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Tories policies have broken Britain, not the EU, says McMillan

Yesterday the Scottish Parliament overwhelmingly rejected Theresa May’s false choice of a bad Brexit or No Deal. The joint motion agreed by the SNP, Labour, Greens and the Lib Dems stated that a better alternative must be found – leaving the Tories isolated in their support for Theresa May’s discredited proposals. During the Scottish Government […]

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Local Councils spend millions mitigating Universal Credit

SNP MSP CALLS ON IMMEDIATE HALT TO FAILED TORY POLICY SNP MSP for Greenock and Inverclyde, Stuart McMillan, has renewed calls for an immediate halt to Universal Credit after it was revealed that councils are spending millions of pounds attempting to undo the damage of this failed Tory policy. A series of Freedom of Information […]

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Best Start Grant to come into force for Christmas

LOWER-INCOME FAMILIES IN INVERCLYDE TO BENEFIT FROM EARLY PAYMENT SNP MSP Stuart McMillan has welcomed the announcement that the first payments of the Best Start Grant will be delivered to families in Inverclyde in time for Christmas. The Best Start Grant – which provides low-income families with financial support during the early years of a […]

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McMillan welcomes UK Government u-turn on FOBTs stake

SNP MSP for Greenock and Inverclyde, Stuart McMillan MSP, has welcomed the news that the UK Government will now implement a reduced £2 stake on Fixed-Odds Betting Terminals (FOBTs) in April 2019, six months earlier than planned. This follows the recent resignation of Tracey Crouch as sports minister due to the Chancellor’s delay in enforcing […]

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Local MSP: UK Government Budget does not deliver for Scotland

SNP MSP Stuart McMillan has criticised the UK Government for failing the people of Inverclyde yet again, following this year’s Budget announcement. After promising to end austerity, the UK Government’s budget has in fact failed Scottish people, with Scotland’s resource block grant almost £2 billion lower in real terms next year than it was less […]

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Stuart McMillan MSP welcomes 2018 Programme for Government

SNP MSP for Greenock and Inverclyde has applauded the Scottish Government’s 2018 Programme for Government which was set out by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon today. Commenting, Mr McMillan said: “This Programme for Government sets out an ambitious plan that will deliver for people, communities and businesses now and make the investments that will benefit future […]

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Inverclyde to benefit from Carer’s Allowance Supplement

Scotland’s new public service to make first social security payments. SNP MSP for Greenock and Inverclyde, Stuart McMillan, has welcomed the news that carers in Inverclyde will receive the first payments of the new Carer’s Allowance Supplement from mid-September, back-dated to April. This new benefit will be paid twice a year by Social Security Scotland, […]

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Inverclyde Loses £1.2m Because of Tory Welfare Cuts

Freedom of Information figures supplied by the Department for Work and Pensions have shown that Inverclyde has lost out on £1.2million because of Tory cuts to disability benefit. The information – requested by investigative news outlet The Ferret – shows the number of people who have lost out on social security benefits following the change […]

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McMillan backs support for Carers ahead of Carers Week

SNP MSP for Greenock and Inverclyde, Stuart McMillan, has pledged his backing for Carers Week which begins next Monday, by committing to support local carers across Inverclyde. Mr McMillan has signed up to the Carers Week pledge to take carer friendly action – highlighting the tireless work of the 6.5 million unpaid carers across the […]

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Tory welfare cuts behind rise in food bank use

Stuart McMillan, SNP MSP for Greenock and Inverclyde, has criticised the UK government for “driving families to food banks” after new figures reveal the number of food parcels has increased over the past year. The Trussell Trust’s annual foodbank statistics show that the number of food parcels distributed in Scotland surged by 17% in 2017-18 […]

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Inverclyde taxpayers protected under SNP budget proposals

Stuart McMillan MSP has emphasised that the proposed Scottish Government budget for 2018-19 will give Scots the best deal in the UK, and will result in almost 80% of taxpayers in Inverclyde paying less in the upcoming financial year. The Scottish Government budget will also ensure a pay rise for public sector workers and lower […]

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Local MSP joins campaign to promote Safer Internet Day

INVERCLYDE PRIMARY SCHOOLS TO BE REMOVED FROM STRANGER SNAPCHAT SEARCH FOLLOWING SNP MSP PRESSURE SNP MSP Stuart McMillan has joined the campaign to boost internet safety for young people – after pressure from SNP MSPs Kevin Stewart and Gillian Martin led to Snapchat removing primary schools from their search function. Marking Safer Internet Day, Mr […]

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McMillan slams Tories for being in two-minds about Inverclyde

Last week, Greenock and Inverclyde MSP, Stuart McMillan, exposed the Scottish Conservatives as saying the proposed Scottish budget for 2018/19 is ‘too generous’ to Inverclyde. However, it seems regional Tory MSP for the West of Scotland, Jamie Greene, didn’t get the memo as he asked Stuart to vote against yesterday’s budget because it didn’t deliver […]

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Stuart McMillan pledges support for families across West Scotland raising disabled or seriously ill children and young people

Stuart McMillan MSP has pledged his support for Family Fund, the UK’s largest charity providing grants for families raising disabled or seriously ill children and young people, and their commitment to increase the number of grants and services they provide to families. In Scotland, Family Fund supported 6,176 families with grants worth £2.9 million and […]

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Local MSP shows support for I:DEAS financial inclusion service

Greenock and Inverclyde MSP Stuart McMillan recently met with Gillian Whyte, I:DEAS’ Financial Inclusion Development Officer, to discuss the operation of this new service locally. I:DEAS stands for ‘Inverclyde Delivering Effective Advice and Support’ and provides a truly holistic service to empower people to access the financial support they require. Each participant will have an […]

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