Entries by George Adam

BUDGET FOR A FAIRER SCOTLAND GIVEN HOLYROOD BACKING

SNP MSP for Paisley, George Adam, has this afternoon voted to back the Scottish Government’s budget for the coming financial year – securing a cash boost for the NHS while offering economic stability in the face of Tory Brexit chaos. Despite Westminster cuts of almost £2 billion over the last decade to Scotland’s block resource grant, […]

NO-DEAL BREXIT WILL HAVE DRAMATIC IMPACT ON PAISLEY

The Scottish Government has warned that a no-deal Brexit would hammer Scotland’s economy, with national Gross Domestic Product (GDP) predicted to fall by up to 7%. The Chief Economic Advisor to Scotland reports that a no-deal Brexit has the potential to push the Scottish economy into recession, with unemployment rising and trade and investment disrupted. […]

FAMILIES IN PAISLEY BENEFIT FROM SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT SUPPORT

Families in Paisley have benefitted from £2.7 million paid through the Scottish Government’s new Best Start Grant Pregnancy and Baby Payment scheme since it opened for applications. Since December, Social Security Scotland has made payments to more than 7,000 low income households. The support provided to families across Scotland, as of 31 January 2019, totals […]

HOLYROOD COMMITTEE CALLS FOR URGENT WELFARE REFORM

A report published this week by the Scottish Parliament’s Social Security Committee has called for the urgent reversal of UK government welfare cuts that have caused “significant damage” to the income of working Scots. Introduced by the Tories in 2016, the working-age benefit freeze gives a real-terms cut to households claiming benefits such as Universal […]

BUDGET GETS HOLYROOD BACKING WITH BOOST FOR LOCAL SERVICES

SNP SUPPORT INCREASE IN INVESTMENT IN PAISLEY Holyrood has backed the SNP’s budget plans, offering economic stability in the face of Brexit while giving a cash boost to the NHS, schools and other vital services. Despite Westminster cuts of almost £2 billion in a decade to Scotland’s block resource grant, the SNP is proposing additional funding […]

SNP INVESTMENT IN CREATIVE INDUSTRIES A BOOST FOR PAISLEY

SNP MSP George Adam has hailed plans for a significant investment in Scotland’s art, screen and creative industries – urging local groups across Paisley to make the most of funding. Finance Secretary, Derek Mackay MSP, last month outlined the Scottish Government’s draft budget proposals for 2019/20 – announcing a £6.6 Million investment in Creative Scotland, […]

CALL FOR ALL MSPS TO GET BEHIND ADDITONAL FUNDING FOR EMERGENCY SERVICES

SNP MSP for Paisley, George Adam, has challenged other parties to get behind plans that will enhance investment in Scotland’s emergency services. Speaking in the Scottish Parliament last month, Finance Secretary Derek Mackay MSP outlined his draft budget proposals for 2019/20 – which delivers over £1.2 billion for policing and increases spending on the Scottish […]

PENSIONERS IN PAISLEY COULD LOSE OUT ON £7,000 PER YEAR

SNP MSP George Adam has slammed the Tory government for ‘sneaking out’ changes to state pensions, which could affect older couples in Paisley to the tune of £7,000 per year. Changes to benefits for mixed-age couples – which will be introduced from 15 May 2019 – were quietly released by Tory ministers on the eve […]

Record number of students from deprived areas at university

A record number of full time first degree students at Scottish universities were from the most deprived areas in Scotland last year.  New figures show that, in 2017/18, 15.6% of students entering university were from the 20% most deprived areas. This is 0.4% short of the Government’s target for 2021.  Last year also saw an […]

ONE STEP CLOSER TO SCOTTISH NATIONAL INVESTMENT BANK

George Adam MSP for Paisley has said SNP plans to establish a Scottish National Investment bank will help transform inclusive growth across Renfrewshire. Last month, Finance Secretary Derek Mackay MSP announced plans for an initial investment in the bank of £130 million as part of his draft budget proposals for 2019/20. Subject to regulatory and […]