Entries by George Adam

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 […]

FIRMS IN RENFREWSHIRE BENEFIT FROM £6.75m IN BUSINESS RATES SUPPORT

The Scottish Government’s Small Business Bonus Scheme provided £6.75m of support for businesses across Renfrewshire in 2017/18 – a 16.9% rise on the previous year. The Small Business Bonus Scheme, delivered by the SNP in 2008/09, supports local firms by reducing their rates liability or taking firms out of business rates altogether. With businesses across […]

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 […]