Entries by George Adam

PAISLEY’S MSP CALLS FOR ACTION TO HELP SELF-EMPLOYED

With more than 330,000 self-employed workers in Scotland, the Scottish Government has called upon the UK Government to offer further financial protection and to make sure they are not be left behind or forgotten in the response to the COVID-19 outbreak. Paisley’s MSP, George Adam, asked the First Minister and Finance Secretary, Kate Forbes, to […]

ASDA SUPPORTS VULNERABLE GROUPS, THE ELDERLY, AND STAFF

Asda has unveiled new plans to support customers – particularly those in vulnerable groups – along with the wider community and staff during the COVID-19 outbreak. As of the 20th March, large stores will be prioritising elderly and vulnerable customers from opening until 9am – asking other customers to leave their shopping until later in […]

£2.2 BILLION FOR BUSINESSES AFFECTED BY COVID-19

Economy Secretary Fiona Hyslop has addressed the Scottish Parliament on the economic impact of COVID-19 in Scotland. In her statement she warned that as a result of coronavirus, the Scottish economy is facing an immediate collapse in demand. She outlined the actions being taken by the Scottish Government to support businesses including a package of […]

SNP BUDGET DELIVERS £3.4 BILLION FOR LOW-INCOME FAMILIES

ANTI-POVERTY PAYMENT TO BENEFIT 14,400 CHILDREN IN RENFREWSHIRE Paisley’s MSP, George Adam, has called on local politicians from all parties to get behind historic funding for Scotland’s new social security agency – a move that will put money directly into the pockets of low-income families and carers across Renfrewshire. SNP Finance Secretary Kate Forbes has […]

Holyrood passes plans to transform Paisley’s economy

Paisley’s MSP, George Adam, has said the new Scottish National Investment bank will help encourage economic growth across Renfrewshire, after the bill to introduce the body was formally agreed to in Holyrood today. MSPs from all parties gave their backing to the Scottish Government’s blueprint for the investment bank that will begin investing in businesses […]

SNP SUPPORTING LOW INCOME FAMILIES IN PAISLEY

Paisley’s MSP George Adam has welcomed new figures showing that 2,140 payments to low income families have been made under the Scottish Government’s Best Start Grant and Best Start Foods schemes in Renfrewshire. The Best Start Grant package is putting more money in the pockets of low income families than the DWP system it replaced. […]

TORY WELFARE CUTS DRIVING PAISLEY FOOD BANK DEMAND

New figures from the Trussell Trust show that thousands of three day emergency food parcels were handed out in Renfrewshire this year.  Between 1st April 2019 and 30th September 2019, across Renfrewshire, 3,314 three day emergency food supplies were provided to people in crisis by food banks in the Trust’s network – including 1,388 provided […]

GEORGE ADAM MSP URGES OLDER PAISLEY BUDDIES TO ATTEND HEARING LOSS CHARITY’S EVENT IN SHOPMOBILITY

Paisley’s MSP George Adam is backing a charity’s service urging Paisley Buddies to get their hearing checked and start benefiting from using hearing aids and assistive equipment. As Action on Hearing Loss Scotland estimate 70% of people over 70 have some kind of hearing loss, Paisley’s MSP is encouraging the town’s older residents in particular […]

PAISLEY’S MSP QUIZZES OPENREACH

George Adam MSP quizzed engineers from Openreach about Scotland’s digital future during a drop-in session at the Scottish Parliament this week (Thursday).       The Paisley MSP heard about the work being done to upgrade the country’s broadband network and how politicians can help industry investors to speed up the build.       He also tried connecting […]