Entries by George Adam

HOLYROOD REJECTS WESTMINSTER POWER GRAB, LEAVING TORIES ISOLATED IN SUPPORT FOR BORIS JOHNSON’S ILLEGAL BILL

Labour, the Liberal Democrats and the Greens, joined the SNP in Holyrood yesterday to withhold consent for the UK Tory government’s controversial Internal Market Bill. The bill has been widely criticised from groups such as the National Farmers Union of Scotland who warned the proposals “limit the devolved administrations”, the House of Commons Constitutional Affairs […]

PAISLEY’S MSP: INDEPENDENCE IS THE ONLY WAY TO PROTECT SCOTLAND’S ECONOMY WHILE FEARS OF REDUNDANCIES IN PAISLEY GROW AS TORY CUTS START TO HIT HOME

Paisley’s MSP, George Adam,  has said the Tory government must perform an urgent U-turn over its reckless decision to withdraw support for jobs – after more companies in Paisley voiced fears of redundancies after the furlough scheme ends next month. Bakery chain Greggs, which has 25,000 workers across Scotland and the UK, and 5 branches in Paisley, […]

PAISLEY’S MSP ASKS WHAT ADDITIONAL FUNDING IS AVAILABLE TO SUPPORT THE HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE SECTOR DURING CONTINUED COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Paisley’s MSP asked the Scottish Government what further funding will be made available to support additional COVID-19 spending across health and social care services and is delighted by the response. As a long-time advocate for the Health and Social Care sector and determined to make sure his constituents have access to the best services possible, […]

SURVEY SHOWS HIGH LEVELS OF TRUST IN SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT

The latest Scottish Social Attitudes Survey shows public trust in the Scottish Government to act in Scotland’s best interests is more than four times as high as trust in the UK Government. The survey, conducted in 2019-20 before lockdown, shows people were nearly five times more likely to say the Scottish Government should have most […]

GEORGE ADAM WELCOMES EMERGENCY FUNDING FOR LOCAL PERFORMING ARTS VENUES AS SNP GOVERNMENT HANDS OUT £4.7 MILLION TO SUPPORT SECTOR

Paisley’s MSP has welcomed the news that the Paisley Arts Centre is set to receive nearly £72,000 of funding support from the SNP Government. A total of 59 venues across Scotland have received their share of £4.7 million, following a call for applications to the SNP Government’s Performing Arts Venues Relief Fund, run through Creative […]

PAISLEY’S MSP WELCOMES EMERGENCY FUNDING FOR STRUGGLING LOCAL MUSIC VENUES AS SNP GOVERNMENT HANDS OUT £2.2 MILLION TO SUPPORT GRASSROOTS MUSIC

Paisley’s MSP, George Adam, has welcomed news that The Bungalow in Paisley will receive support totalling £21,500.00 from the Grassroots Music Venues Stabilisation Fund from the SNP Government. Launched earlier this month, the £2.2 million fund is aimed at providing grassroots live music venues with the emergency funds to help address the impact of the […]

TORIES AND LABOUR JOIN FORCES TO PUT SCOTTISH JOBS AT RISK WHILE PAISLEY’S MSP FIGHTS TO PROTECT SCOTLAND

Labour MSPs have voted against an amendment calling for the UK government to extend the furlough scheme – despite repeated calls for an extension from both Kier Starmer and Richard Leonard.  During a debate in the Scottish Parliament, Scottish Labour voted against an SNP amendment which “notes the importance of government measures, such as the […]

ANTI-POVERTY PAYMENT COULD BENEFIT OVER 6,300 CHILDREN IN RENFREWSHIRE

An estimated 6,300 children across Renfrewshire could benefit from the Scottish Government’s ground breaking anti-poverty payment, new figures have revealed. The Scottish Child Payment will be worth £10 per child for low-income families by the end of 2022, with introduction for under-6s starting by early 2021, and the latest figures from the Scottish Fiscal Commission […]