Month: February 2018

EXTRA £16.4MILLION TO SUPPORT HEALTH SERVICES IN FORTH VALLEY

The Scottish Budget’s funding boost for NHS Forth Valley will support frontline healthcare and help to meet new demands across the district, Falkirk West MSP Michael Matheson has said. NHS Forth Valley is set to receive an extra £16.4million compared…

FALKIRK COUNCIL GIVEN £6.5 MILLION MORE TO SPEND ON LOCAL SERVICES

Falkirk Council is set to receive a significant funding boost as a result of this year’s Scottish Government Budget, with local services benefiting from an extra £6.535 million. The SNP’s progressive reforms – which will see 55% of Scots pay…

MATHESON PRAISES VICTIMS’ COURAGE AS DOMESTIC ABUSE BILL IS PASSED

Falkirk West MSP Michael Matheson has paid tribute to the courage of domestic abuse survivors after the Scottish Parliament unanimously passed a Bill that will make psychological abuse and coercive control in the home a criminal offence. As well as…

£4.6MILLION BUDGET BOOST FOR FALKIRK COUNCIL

Falkirk Council will receive an extra £4.641million funding under revised budget proposals unveiled by Finance Secretary Derek Mackay. The boost for the area comes as the Scottish Government confirmed an above-inflation increase in local government resource funding. The budget proposals,…