SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT SHIELDING GLASGOW RESIDENTS FROM BEDROOM TAX

Glasgow Kelvin MSP Sandra White has welcomed Scottish Government intervention to protect Glasgow residents from UK Government welfare cuts. New figures show that 17,640 Discretionary Housing Payments (DHP) were made to those on low incomes in Glasgow between April and September this year. The total award value spent in Glasgow in this period was £11,089,805 … Continue reading SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT SHIELDING GLASGOW RESIDENTS FROM BEDROOM TAX

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