Month: January 2015

SCOTTISH WELFARE FUND UNDERLINES NEED FOR SCOTLAND TO GAIN WELFARE RESPONSIBILITIES- SAYS MATHESON

The urgency of Scotland gaining the ability to make its own welfare choices was underlined as new statistics show more people than ever are being provided help through the Scottish Welfare Fund. The figures show that in July to September…

Free Bus Travel Deal Secured is Welcomed by Michael

Building on an agreement reached in January 2013, Transport Scotland and Scotland’s bus industry have agreed terms for reimbursing operators for providing concessionary travel from April 2015. The new deal reflects expected growth in demand, fares and costs, and falling…

Matheson welcomes £5.36 million for delayed discharge in Forth Valley

Funding over three years to increase social care capacity. A further £5.36 million over three years is to be invested in the NHS locally to help reduce the numbers of people waiting to be discharged from hospital. This funding will…