SNP MSP Paul Wheelhouse has called on local Conservatives, John Lamont MP and Rachael Hamilton MSP, to make the case for UK Government coronavirus funding pledges to be honoured by Boris Johnson - after the UK Government backtracked on £70 million worth of funding for business and charities in Scotland.
On 2nd May, the UK Government announced a £617 million extension to business grants, which it advised would generate £60 million of funding consequentials for Scotland under
BORDERS SNP MSP Paul Wheelhouse has praised carers in the region after the Scottish Government announced a special one-off Coronavirus Carer’s Allowance Supplement to be paid in June. Around 1,275 carers in the Borders are due to benefit from a one-off payment during the coronavirus pandemic. The Scottish Government has revealed plans to invest £19.2million to provide further support to Scottish carers during the Covid-19 crisis. If approved by the Scottish Parliament, around
Borders-based SNP MSP for South Scotland, Paul Wheelhouse, has condemned Tory MP John Lamont for betraying Borders farmers and food and drink businesses by voting against measures to protect them from being undercut by cheap, imported products produced with lower standards for animal welfare, hygiene and food safety. Conservative MP Neil Parish, from Devon, tabled an amendment last week to the UK Agriculture Bill that was intended to guarantee that imported food would have to
As we enter week eight of lockdown, SNP South Scotland MSP Paul Wheelhouse has welcomed the new figures showing that, as at 12th May, 2,026 local businesses have received £22.17m cash from Scottish Government grants. The increase in the grants drawn down demonstrates the continued use of Scottish Government’s business grants, administered through Scottish Borders Council, to carry Scottish Borders businesses through the economic effects of the Coronavirus pandemic. Impacts ar
13 May 2020 SNP MSP Paul Wheelhouse is introducing online video advice surgeries for constituents, enabling people to see their MSP face to face whilst following Scottish Government guidelines to stay at home. With the Scottish Government advising the public to stay at home, going out only up to twice per day for exercise and to collect essentials like food and medicine, many people are struggling to get the advice and support they need when it comes to things like accessing