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Month: May 2018

MP WELCOMES LAUNCH OF SUSTAINABLE GROWTH COMMISSION REPORT

MP WELCOMES LAUNCH OF SUSTAINABLE GROWTH COMMISSION REPORT

Martin Docherty-Hughes, MP for West Dunbartonshire, has welcomed the publication of the Sustainable Growth Commission’s report on Scotland’s future economic success. The report, entitled “Scotland – the new case for optimism: a strategy for inter-generational economic renaissance”, demonstrates that, overall, comparable small country economies perform better than those of larger countries such as the UK. The Sustainable Growth Commission, chaired by former MSP Andrew Wilson, has approached its remit through commissioned research, the insight and analysis of its expert members,…

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NEWSPAPER COLUMN: POST OFFICE CLOSURES

NEWSPAPER COLUMN: POST OFFICE CLOSURES

Post Offices provide a vital lifeblood for local residents and small businesses. But the Tory UK government isn’t doing enough to protect our communities from the damaging impact of local branch closures – as evidenced by the difficulties caused by the ongoing ‘temporary’ loss of Post Office services in Hardgate. Our network of Post Office branches is run by Post Office Ltd on behalf of the UK government; a government which claims to be committed to safeguarding the vital services…

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PMQS: MARTIN PRESSES PRIME MINISTER ON UNIVERSAL CREDIT ROLLOUT

PMQS: MARTIN PRESSES PRIME MINISTER ON UNIVERSAL CREDIT ROLLOUT

Martin Docherty-Hughes, MP for West Dunbartonshire, has raised concerns with the Prime Minister about the ‘devastating impact’ being caused by the UK government’s rollout of Universal Credit. During an exchange at Prime Minister’s Questions, the SNP MP challenged Theresa May to ‘get a grip’ and take action to protect further families from being forced into crisis as a result of the Tories’ flagship welfare policy. The move follows warnings by welfare agencies that Universal Credit is set to impact up…

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