Author: Andrew

OPPOSITION MSPs URGED TO OVERTURN THREAT TO BUSINESS RATES RELIEF SCHEMES

Michael Matheson has urged opposition MSPs to overturn a proposed amendment to the Non-Domestic Rates (Scotland) Bill – after 27 business organisations signed a letter to raise their concerns over the proposal. Amendment 9 to the Bill would mean that…

MSP CALLS FOR BETTER SUPPORT TO KEEP PEOPLE WITH ARTHRITIS IN WORK

Michael Matheson has backed calls for better support to keep people with arthritis in work. The Falkirk West MSP attended a Versus Arthritis exhibition at Holyrood last week, which highlighted the charity’s work in Scotland to identify the barriers people…

MATHESON REAFFIRMS SUPPORT FOR BRAIN INJURY SURVIVORS

Michael Matheson has met representatives of brain injury charity Headway to discuss the need for local support for people affected by the devastating consequences of brain injury. The Falkirk West MSP reaffirmed his support for brain injury survivors after visiting…

TORY WELFARE CUTS FUEL FOOD POVERTY IN FALKIRK DISTRICT

Falkirk West MSP Michael Matheson has hit out at the Tories over the growing food poverty crisis caused by the party’s welfare cuts. It comes as new figures from the Trussell Trust show that 3,210 three-day emergency food parcels were…