Scottish notes and coins
Posted in Featured Social Care

Make Universal Credit Uplift Permanent

Highlands & Islands MSP Maree Todd has backed the latest funding boost from the Scottish Government to tackle poverty and inequality but calls on the UK government to make the Universal Credit uplift permanent.

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Stone, Rocks
Posted in Environment Featured

Council’s Oban quarry order is environmentally unsustainable

Orkney’s SNP candidate for the Scottish elections, Robert Leslie said that the move to import 80,000 tonnes of stone from a quarry on the Scottish mainland was clearly environmentally unsustainable on top of being economically damaging.

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Network connections
Posted in Connectivity

Council leader’s R100 frustrations are misplaced says SNP candidate

Orkney’s SNP candidate has urged Orkney Islands Council leader James Stockan to direct his irritation over the county’s poor broadband at the UK Government, which is responsible for telecommunications, rather than criticising the Scottish Government.

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Scottish bank notes
Posted in Economy Energy Featured

Vulnerable Orkney households face electricity price rise

Electricity price rises signalled by the UK energy regulator will be a hammer blow to Orkney families already struggling to heat their homes this winter, according to Orkney’s SNP candidate for the Scottish elections.

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Maree Todd standing against railings at Ullapool Harbour
Posted in Featured Social Care

SELF-ISOLATION GRANT ELIGIBILITY EXTENDED

The Scottish Government is set to extend the eligibility for the £500 self-isolation support payment to include everyone on an income below the level of the real living wage, as well as those in receipt of a council tax reduction because of low income.

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Robert Leslie crowdfunder header
Posted in Featured Holyrood 2021

Robert’s Crowdfunder is Live

Robert’s Crowdfunder has gone live this morning and will run till the end of the month.

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