Coronavirus and the impact on benefit sanctions

The issue of benefit sanctions and income security while self-isolating due to potential exposure to Coronavirus was brought up in Prime Minister’s Questions by SNP Westminster leader Ian Blackford. The SNP has called on the Prime Minister to provide emergency legislation to protect workers’ rights and ensure people receiving Universal Credit do not face sanctions […]

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DISMISSING SCOTLAND’S GM CROPS BAN SETS DANGEROUS PRECEDENT, SNP WARNS

Scotland’s world-leading food and drinks sector is at risk, the SNP has warned Today’s Times has reported that the International Trade Secretary has written to Westminster Cabinet colleagues advocating bypassing Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland in trade deals and denying the devolved governments a veto. This would mean that the decision taken by the democratically […]

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