McMillan delighted as Scottish Government continues to deliver benefits to Inverclyde

Stuart McMillan MSP for Greenock and Inverclyde has expressed his delight at the news that the SNP Scottish Government continues to press ahead with delivering Scotland’s new benefits system despite the challenges faced by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Scottish Government’s Cabinet Secretary for Social Security and Older People, Shirley-Anne Somerville, announced this week that Social […]

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Anti-poverty payment could benefit 2,500 children in Inverclyde

“GAME-CHANGER” BENEFIT CENTRAL TO SNP AMBITION TO TACKLE CHILD POVERTY An estimated 2,500 children across Inverclyde could benefit from the Scottish Government’s ground breaking anti-poverty payment, new figures have revealed. The Scottish Child Payment will be worth £10 per child for low-income families by the end of 2022, with introduction for under-6s starting by early […]

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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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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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McMillan thanks hundreds of local volunteers during pandemic

SNP MSP Stuart McMillan has praised the hundreds of Inverclyde residents who have signed up to volunteering schemes during the pandemic. A total of 207 people have volunteered with the British Red Cross locally while 295 have signed up to Volunteer Scotland, according to recent figures provided by the Scottish Parliament Information Centre (SPICe). While […]

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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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MSP pays tribute to volunteers in Inverclyde

Local MSP Stuart McMillan has paid tribute to volunteers who have helped the NHS and local communities in Inverclyde as this week marks Volunteers’ Week (1-7 June). Volunteers’ Week is an annual celebration of the contribution and work of millions of volunteers who give up their time to help others. During this pandemic, volunteers have […]

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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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