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Tory Welfare Cuts Behind Rise In Food Bank Use

Paisleys MSP, George Adam, has criticised the UK government for “driving families to food banks” after new figures reveal the number of food parcels has increased over the past year.   The Trussell Trust’s annual foodbank statistics show that the number of food parcels distributed in Scotland surged by 17% in 2017-18 to record levels […]

Scotland Hits 95% Fibre Broadband Target

Paisleys MSP, George Adam has hailed the news that the SNP Government has already exceeded its Programme for Government pledge to deliver fibre broadband to more than 95% of premises in Scotland as a “landmark achievement.”   The Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband (DSSB) programme is being delivered through two projects – the first covering the […]

Paisleys MSP, George Adam MSP Encourages Shoppers to Keep it Local

Paisleys MSP, George Adam, is encouraging consumers in Paisley to shop locally and support the 4,685 small businesses in the local economy.     The Scottish Government is committed to supporting businesses in Scotland, including retailers, providing the most competitive package of non-domestic rates reliefs anywhere in the UK in the 2018/19 budget. This includes […]

The Child Poverty Delivery Plan

                                                                                George Adam Welcomes Child Poverty Delivery Plan Paisleys MSP, George Adam, has welcomed a range of Scottish Government proposals to tackle child poverty – including plans for a new income supplement, which will provide financial support to families who need it most. Increasing family incomes and reducing living costs are prioritised in the Tackling […]

George Welcomes Scottish Apprenticeship Week

Scottish Apprenticeship Week is the nationwide campaign aimed at encouraging more employers to take on apprentices, and the campaign theme for 2018 is ‘Apprenticeships are the Business’.     George said,   ‘I wholeheartedly support this scheme and agree that Apprenticeships really are the business. It’s vitally important that young people are given opportunities to […]

Scottish Labour Leader Blatantly Misleading Public Over Brexit

The SNP’s George Adam has warned that Scottish Labour leader Richard Leonard is “unfit for opposition” following his repeated inaccuracies over what a hard Brexit entails for the country. Speaking on today’s Good Morning Scotland, the Labour leader contradicted himself several times – at point one supporting single market membership before falsely claiming that leaving […]