August 19, 2019

A record number of children across Scotland have benefitted from holiday activities and nutritious meals while schools were shut for the holidays, including 1,093 children in North Ayrshire.

National charity Cash For Kids received £250,000 from the SNP Government’s Fair Food Fund, which they distributed across a range of community groups offering...

July 30, 2019

The SNP Government’s Scottish Welfare Fund made 6,085 payments to people in North Ayrshire in the last financial year, 2018/19 new figures show.

A total of 1,480 Community Care Grants and 4,065 Crisis Grants were awarded in North Ayrshire over the year, while across Scotland the figures were 40,485 and 12,155 respectively.

The Crisis Grant aims to...

May 6, 2019

Kenneth Gibson MSP is urging all pensioners living on a low income with a partner of working age to urgently check their eligibility for Pension Credit, an income-related benefit that provides extra money in retirement and Housing Benefit before the UK Government changes the rules on 15 May.

Mr Gi...

March 29, 2019

On Thursday, Kenneth participated in a Scottish Government debate on “A Fairer Scotland for Disabled People”, its delivery plan to 2021 for the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

The delivery plan sets out 93 actions to be progressed by 2021 in order to realise our long-term ambitions for guaranteeing the greate...

February 25, 2019


 

The costs of preparing for Brexit we didn’t vote for, currently stands at £4,200 million, of which Scotland’s share by population is over £344.4 million. This would be enough to train 7,663 people, the combined equivalent of 3,466 teachers, 2,392 nurses and 1,805 police officers.

 
The SNP recently called on the UK Treasury to foot the bill for...

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