ScotGov Announces Business Rates Relief for Bottle Recycling

First Minister announces support for shops tackling throwaway culture. Retailers required to accept the return of single-use drinks containers could qualify for rates relief, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said. In May, Ministers announced their plans for a Deposit Return Scheme which would see all shops that sell bottles or cans of drink reimburse customers … Continue reading ScotGov Announces Business Rates Relief for Bottle Recycling

Repatriation Guidance for Thomas Cook Travellers

Like many across the city and the country, I am shocked and saddened to hear of the news that Thomas Cook has fallen into administration. My thoughts are with staff across Glasgow and beyond, and for the firm's affected customers. If you are travelling and affected by the situation with Thomas Cook, go to http://thomascook.caa.co.uk or contact … Continue reading Repatriation Guidance for Thomas Cook Travellers

Reject Punitive Pension Age Increase

Sandra White MSP has today lodged a member's motion in Parliament seeking a debate on the latest report from the Centre for Social Justice on state pension age increase. Motion Number: S5M-18567 Lodged By: Sandra White Date Lodged: 20/08/2019 Title: ♦ Reject Punitive Pension Age Increase Motion Text: That the Parliament rejects the latest report … Continue reading Reject Punitive Pension Age Increase

Local MSP Congratulates Yorkhill and Kelvingrove Community Council on Cycle Village Success

Sandra White MSP has welcomed news that the country's first community-led bid to Sustrans for cycle infrastructure has been successfully achieved by Yorkhill and Kelvingrove Community Council. The £6.5m funding will be matched by Glasgow City Council to realise an exciting new cycle, access, and greenery vision for Yorkhill and Kelvingrove, connecting the area to … Continue reading Local MSP Congratulates Yorkhill and Kelvingrove Community Council on Cycle Village Success