Category: Press Releases

MORE LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES AS COLLEGES EXCEED STUDENT NUMBER TARGETS

Colleges exceeded the Scottish Government’s target for the number of full-time equivalent places by almost 2,000 students in the last academic year. Scottish Funding Council figures show there were 328,889 college enrolments in 2018-19 – an 8.5% increase on the…

MATHESON BACKS CHARITY’S YOUNG CARERS CAMPAIGN

Falkirk West MSP Michael Matheson is backing a charity’s campaign to ensure that young carers don’t miss out on vital support. The Carers Trust’s Count Me In! campaign launches on Young Carers Awareness Day on Thursday,  January 30. It calls…

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…