Entries by George Adam

SNP BUDGET DELIVERS £3.5 BILLION FOR LOW-INCOME FAMILIES WHILE TORIES DUCK RESPONSIBILITIES

George Adam has called on local politicians from all parties to get behind historic funding to continue the delivery of a social security system which places fairness, dignity and respect at its heart. SNP Finance Secretary Kate Forbes has committed a £3.5billion allocation for benefit spend in the next year – including £68 million to deliver the […]

GEORGE ADAM BACKS INCREASED SUPPORT FOR VITAL LOCAL SERVICES AS SNP BUDGET HANDS RENFREWSHIRE COUNCIL £ 9.3M BOOST

Paisley’s MSP, George Adam, has backed draft budget proposals that commit £351.2 million for Renfrewshire Council in 2021/22. Scotland’s Finance Secretary Kate Forbes announced this week that the SNP Government will hand the local authority an additional £9.3 million on last year’s spending – an increase of 2.7% – in plans which will provide the […]

PAISLEY’S MSP HAILS RECORD HEALTH FUNDING AS SNP BUDGET SET TO GIVE GREATER GLASGOW AND CLYDE HEALTH BOARD £2,398.1 MILLION

George Adam, Paisley’s MSP, has urged politicians to get behind the SNP’s draft budget proposals that commits a record £16 billion for health and care services. Last week, Scotland’s Finance Secretary announced an additional £800 million was to be injected into the NHS to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic. Under the plans, Greater Glasgow and Clyde […]

SNP ANNOUNCES AMBITIOUS BUDGET WITH RECORD HEALTH FUNDING, SUPPORT FOR COMMUNITIES, JOBS, BUSINESSES AND COVID-19 RECOVERY

Paisley’s MSP has welcomed the SNP Government’s ambitious draft budget – which includes record funding of £16 billion for our health and social care services – and urged MSPs from all parties to support it.  Today, Finance Secretary Kate Forbes announced her budget, which focuses on three key guiding principles – a national mission for […]

SNP GOVERNMENT TRIPLES SUPPORT FOR TAXI DRIVERS IN PAISLEY

Paisley’s MSP has expressed his delight that taxi and private hire drivers in Paisley will have access to three times the amount of Scottish Government support than they did last year. Eligible drivers will be able to claim a £1,500 grant to cover fixed costs, boosting the support available to them by the Scottish Government. […]

PAISLEY’S MSP DELIGHTED BY ANNOUNCEMENT OF INCREASED BUS FUNDING

On Tuesday, George Adam asked the Scottish Government whether COVID-19 funding for bus operators will be extended beyond 17 January 2021 in a bid to ensure his constituents have access to suitable public transport during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. In response to the question from Paisley’s MSP, the Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity, […]

SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCE £55 MILLION EMERGENCY FUNDING PACKAGE FOR SPORT

A £55 million emergency sports funding package to tackle lost ticket revenue during the pandemic has been announced today by Sports Minister Joe FitzPatrick. The funding will comprise grants and low-interest loans, including £30 million for Scottish Football at all levels of the game. Scottish Rugby will benefit from £20 million, alongside funding for basketball, […]

BUSINESSES IN PAISLEY TO RECEIVE SHARE OF £185 MILLION SCOTGOV FUNDING

Businesses in Paisley are set to receive their share of a targeted Scottish Government coronavirus fund worth £185million.  The funding was announced today by Finance Secretary Kate Forbes and will benefit a wide range of sectors, such as taxi drivers, arts venues and the hospitality sector.  The Scottish Government is developing grant schemes for hospitality, the events […]

PAISLEY AND RENFREWSHIRE MOVED BACK DOWN TO LEVEL 3

Following the First Minister’s address on the 8th December, Renfrewshire will move down into Level 3 from Friday 11th December at 6pm. The past 3 weeks of severe Level 4 restrictions has seen the prevalence of positive cases reduce to levels where a move to Level 3 has been deemed safe and appropriate, and although […]