Entries by George Adam

RENFREWSHIRE MOVED UP INTO TIER 4

Following the First Minister’s address to the Scottish Parliament on the 17th November, Renfrewshire has been moved into Tier 4 with the public being asked to stay at home where possible, and continue to be increasingly vigilant and careful so as to slow the spread of coronavirus within the community and protect the NHS. The decision […]

RENFREWSHIRE COVID-19 UPDATE

Following the First Minister’s briefing on the 10th November, Renfrewshire remains in Tier 3 with the public being asked to be increasingly vigilant and careful so as to slow the spread of coronavirus within the community and protect the NHS. While there is no immediate requirement to move any local authorities into Level 4 – […]

CHANCELLOR MUST “GET A GRIP” OF GROWING TORY UK UNEMPLOYMENT CRISIS AS SNP CALL FOR MORE ACTION TO PROTECT JOBS, BUSINESSES AND INCOMES

The SNP has said the Chancellor must do more to “get a grip” of the growing Tory UK unemployment crisis – as new figures reveal rising UK unemployment and record redundancies. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) Labour Market Survey, published this morning, revealed the UK unemployment rate has risen to 4.8%, with 782,000 fewer […]

GEORGE ADAM ASKS SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT ABOUT FUNDING FOR LOCAL BUS NETWORKS

Paisley’s MSP, George Adam, asks the Scottish Government when funding for bus priority infrastructure will be made available to local authorities and has welcomed the announcement that the Bus Partnership Fund has been launched. The new Bus Partnership Fund will support local authorities, in partnership with bus operators, to tackle the negative impact of congestion […]

FURLOUGH U-TURN, AFTER SIX MONTHS OF SNP PRESSURE, IS LONG-OVERDUE

The SNP has welcomed the long-overdue Tory U-turn on furlough support but said it is “far too late” for thousands of workers who have already been made redundant after months of Tory cuts, delays and uncertainty. Responding to the Chancellor’s statement, Alison Thewliss MP said Rishi Sunak had been forced into this shambolic last-minute U-turn after six months of pressure […]

PAISLEY’S MSP BACKS CALLS FOR TIGHTER CONTROLS ON FIREWORKS

George Adam, Paisley’s MSP, has welcomed calls for a fundamental shift in the way fireworks are bought and sold in Scotland. The independent Firework Review Group, established by the Scottish Government, has called for the introduction of no firework zones and tighter restrictions on the use of fireworks to help tackle anti-social behaviour at this time […]

SNP DEMAND URGENT CLARITY ON FURLOUGH SUPPORT FOR SCOTLAND AS TORIES ATTEMPT TO ROLL-BACK PRIME MINISTER’S COMMITMENT

The SNP has demanded urgent clarity that the Treasury will make full furlough payments, at 80 per cent, available to Scotland whenever it is requested by the Scottish Government in future – after a Tory Cabinet Minister attempted to roll-back on the Prime Minister’s commitment. In response to a direct question from Ian Blackford MP […]

“GAME-CHANGER” SCOTTISH CHILD PAYMENT OPENS EARLY FOR APPLICATIONS

The new Scottish Child Payment – which has been described as a “game-changer” in the fight to tackle child poverty – will open early for applications this month. George Adam, Paisley’s MSP, has encouraged parents and carers in Paisley who are eligible to apply now so that the Scottish Government can process and start making payments […]

BACKLASH GROWS AS SCOTLAND IS DENIED FURLOUGH SUPPORT

The SNP has demanded an immediate U-turn on the Tory government’s decision to deny Scotland access to full furlough support outside of English lockdown periods. Ian Blackford MP said the “outrageous” decision “demonstrates that Scotland will never be treated as an equal partner in the UK” – and called for an urgent U-turn and guarantee […]