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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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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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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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 politicians welcome Universal Credit changes

Greenock and Inverclyde MSP, Stuart McMillan, and Inverclyde MP, Ronnie Cowan, have welcomed the Scottish Government’s changes to how Scottish claimants receive Universal Credit, which begin today. Recipients of Universal Credit making new claims in Scotland will now be offered two new ways to help them manage their money. From today (4 October), they have […]

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Local MP and MSP Angered at Jobcentre Closures

Ronnie Cowan MP & Stuart McMillan MSP (SNP) have highlighted their anger and frustration with the decision by the UK Government and Department of Work and Pensions to close Port Glasgow Jobcentre. In January 2017, the Minister for Employment, Damien Hinds MP announced a proposal to relocate the Jobcentre at 6 Scarlow Street, Port Glasgow, […]

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Statement on Port Glasgow Job Centre

This morning I have been informed of proposals by the UK Minister for Employment to close the Job Centre in Port Glasgow. The DWP has been guilty of taking a callous and ideological approach to welfare since the Tories took office in 2010, and shows no signs of letting up. 8 of Glasgow’s 16 job […]

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