Month: June 2015

MATHESON WELCOMES WIDENING ACCESS TO HIGHER EDUCATION

SNP MSP for Falkirk West Michael Matheson has welcomed new figures which show that there has been a 50 per cent increase in Higher Education applications from 18 year olds in the most deprived areas of Scotland since 2006. Research…

MATHESON WELCOMES MEASURES TO TACKLE FUEL POVERTY

Michael Matheson, MSP for Falkirk West, has welcomed moves by the Scottish Government to ensure that some of Scotland’s poorest households will receive a multi-million pound boost in 2015/16 to make their homes cheaper to keep warm. The Scottish Government’s…

MATHESON WELCOMES MODERN APPRENTICESHIP STARTS

Falkirk West MSP Michael Matheson has welcomed new figures showing the Scottish Government has exceeded target on the number of Modern Apprentice starts. 25,247 Modern Apprentices started training in 2014/15 and the figures released by Skills Development Scotland today also…