Entries by George Adam

CHILDREN TARGETED IN PAISLEY AND RENFREWSHIRE SOUTH

SNP – TORY GOVERNMENT MUST SCRAP “HEARTLESS” POLICY 14.8% of the total number of children in Paisley and Renfrewshire South could be affected by the two-child cap, according to new research  – prompting more calls for the UK Government to scrap the “heartless” policy. The “two-child policy” allows low-income families to claim child tax credits […]

360 RENFREWSHIRE FAMILIES SUPPORTED BY BEST START GRANT

APPLICATIONS FOR NEW SCOTGOV BENEFIT OPEN THIS WEEK 360 families in Renfrewshire received a payment of £600 on the birth of a first child, and £300 on the birth of any siblings, thanks to the Scottish Government’s Best Start Grant scheme. Since opening for applications in December, nearly 10,000 low income families across every area […]

SNP MSP DEMANDS ACTION ON BANK CLOSURES IN PAISLEY

SNP MSP George Adam has called for re-assurances that local bank branches will remain open in Paisley, after concerns over the number of banks and building societies which have closed across the country were raised. A Which? study revealed that 8 banks and building societies have shut their doors in Paisley and Renfrewshire North, and […]

MSPs pledge to fight MS during MS Awareness Week

This Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Awareness Week (22-28 April), MS Society Scotland were in the Scottish Parliament to raise awareness of the important role research plays in the lives of people affected by MS. MS affects more than 11,000 people in Scotland and can cause problems with how we walk, move, see, think and feel. But […]

LABOUR MUST “GET ON BOARD” WITH FULL DEVOLUTION OF RAIL

SNP MSP George Adam has called on Labour MSPs to get behind the full devolution of rail services to Scotland, after a former Labour transport minister urged that the Scottish Parliament be given full responsibility over Network Rail. Tom Harris, a senior adviser to the Rail Review, said that all lines, signals, stations and infrastructure […]

EU CITIZENS URGED TO STAY IN PAISLEY

GEORGE ADAM: “YOU WILL ALWAYS REMAIN WELCOME IN SCOTLAND AND IN OUR COMMUNITY” SNP MSP George Adam has made an impassioned plea to EU citizens living in Paisley to stay in Scotland amid ongoing Brexit uncertainty. This week First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, made a commitment to EU citizens that Scotland remains their home – promising […]

FREE PRESCRIPTIONS SAVES AVERAGE SCOTS UP TO £171 A YEAR

COST INCREASE IN ENGLAND SHOWS PEOPLE ARE BETTER OFF WITH THE SNP    Scottish patients are saving £171 a year on their prescriptions compared to patients in England – after prescription charges in the Tory-run NHS rose to £9.   According to the Scottish Parliament’s Information Centre (SPICe), the average Scot receives 19 prescriptions per year. […]

96% OF NEW PARENTS BENEFITTING FROM BABY BOXES

New figures have revealed that 20244 families in Renfrewshire have benefitted from a Baby Box, as the Scottish Government announced a new design in time for Mother’s Day. Across the country, over 80,000 Baby Boxes have been delivered since April 2017.   The new Baby Box was created by a team of young people from […]