Entries by George Adam

1,498 RENFREWSHIRE BUSINESSES GET £17.23 MILLION CASH SUPPORT THROUGH COVID-19 CRISIS

Paisley’s MSP has welcomed new figures showing that 1,498 businesses in Renfrewshire have received Scottish Government grants to support firms through the coronavirus crisis. A total of £17.23 million has been awarded throughout the local community by a Scottish Government scheme to support small businesses and the retail, hospitality and leisure sector. This grant support […]

PAISLEY’S MSP CALLS FOR BREXIT EXTENSION TO AVOID FURTHER ECONOMIC HARM

George Adam, Paisley’s MSP has called on the UK government to extend the Brexit negotiation deadline to avoid a further big economic hit on top of the coronavirus crisis, and to ensure that every effort is put towards tackling the COVID-19 pandemic.  The UK has formally left the European Union but is currently in a “transition period.” This means it is following […]

GEORGE ADAM WELCOMES FOOD FUNDING FOR PAISLEY FAMILIES

Paisley’s MSP, George Adam, has welcomed confirmation that Paisley families unable to access food due to coronavirus will get support from the Scottish Government. Local authorities are sharing £30 million of new investment from the Scottish Government Food Fund to support those struggling. Renfrewshire Council have been allocated £1.063 million from the fund, which is […]

PAISLEY’S MSP HAILS POWER OF “COMMUNITY SPIRIT” IN HELPING THOSE IN NEED AS LOCAL SERVICES BEGIN DELIVERIES FOR VULNERABLE RESIDENTS IN PAISLEY

People in Paisley at highest risk of severe illness from coronavirus will begin to receive home deliveries of essential groceries as of Friday, 3rd April. Letters from the Scottish Government have been issued this week to those who are at greatest risk from the virus, to offer guidance on shielding from infection and information about […]

PAISLEY’S MSP URGES PEOPLE TO ‘STAY LOCAL’ WHEN EXERCISING

Paisley’s MSP, George Adam, has urged constituents to ‘stay local’ when exercising and walking dogs, and avoid any unnecessary travel that could help spread coronavirus. Official advice from the Scottish and UK governments warns that people should not be driving somewhere with the intent of doing exercise or walking their dog – with new powers […]

PAISLEY’S MSP CALLS ON RESIDENTS TO VOLUNTEER DURING PANDEMIC

Paisley’s MSP, George Adam, has called on buddies to volunteer in their communities during the coronavirus pandemic. A new ‘Scotland Cares’ campaign has been launched to encourage people to volunteer. While the most important ask for the public remains to stay at home and follow the essential public health guidance, people who are healthy and […]

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 […]