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UK CIVIL SERVICE PAY GUIDANCE

The UK Government Civil Service pay guidance does not apply to those working for the Scottish Government, its Agencies or Local Authorities in Scotland who benefit from the Scottish Government promise of a pay increase that reflects the cost of … Continue reading

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CHILDCARE VOUCHERS

The delivery of affordable childcare is crucial for the development of children as well as providing support for families. Fundamental to this is that parents on low incomes need to be protected from the impact of enormous childcare costs. The … Continue reading

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EU CITIZENS

The SNP favours retaining Single Market access, which facilitates the benefits of EU citizenship. We have sought to be cooperative in the UK framework, and have attempted to mitigate the effects of a Brexit that the people that we were … Continue reading

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BEER DUTY

Small, local businesses are not only the backbone of Scotland’s economy, but often play a vital role as social hubs at the heart of our communities. The SNP recognises the place of pubs in this regard, and the Scottish Government … Continue reading

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PIP LIFETIME AWARDS

Both the UK Government’s PIP and ESA process is inherently flawed, and the whole system of disability assessments needs a complete overhaul. As we saw in response to the DWP Committee’s inquiry on PIP and ESA assessments, people are being … Continue reading

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UK ARMS EXPORTS TO ISRAEL – EDM 1305

A number of constituents have contacted me about the UK’s arms exports to Israel and Early Day Motion (EDM) 1305. I share concerns about the recent surge of violence in Gaza and UK arms exports to Israel. The SNP do … Continue reading

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COMPREHENSIVE ECONOMIC & TRADE AGREEMENT (CETA)

The UK Government is expected to bring forward a motion to ratify the EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) on Tuesday 26th June, having postponed an earlier vote scheduled for Monday 18th June. MPs being side-lined with regards to … Continue reading

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FLAMINGO LAND PLANNING APPLICATION

After taking time to review plans for the proposed Flamingo Land development in Balloch I have decided to oppose the application in principle. Submit your views to Loch Lomond & The Trossachs planning department by 27th June using the following … Continue reading

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