Month: January 2019

BUDGET WILL DO THE BUSINESS FOR RETAILERS IN CENTRAL SCOTLAND

Michael Matheson has urged his political opponents across Central Scotland to heed a call by the Scottish Retail Consortium (SRC) for MSPs to work together to pass the Scottish Government’s budget. SRC director David Lonsdale has warned that if the…

BUDGET WILL DELIVER FOR CARERS AND LOW-INCOME FAMILIES IN FALKIRK DISTRICT

Carers and low-income families in Falkirk district will receive improved financial support if MSPs back the Scottish Government’s budget for 2019-20. Under proposals outlined by Finance Secretary Derek Mackay, £37million will be set aside to fund the Carer’s Allowance Supplement.…

TORIES’ SNEAKY PENSION CREDIT CHANGE COULD COST COUPLES £7000 A YEAR

Michael Matheson has slammed the Tory Government for sneaking out news about a change to Pension Credit eligibility that could see some couples in Falkirk district lose out on up to £7000 a year. New benefit rules for mixed-aged couples…

FORTH VALLEY COLLEGE TO BENEFIT FROM INCREASED BUDGET FUNDING

Falkirk West MSP Michael Matheson has welcomed plans in the Scottish Government’s draft budget to increase spending on colleges by £18.3million over the coming year. The budget will also provide up to £22.7million in capital funding to complete construction of…