Tag: Patricia Gibson MP

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Families will be hit hard by Universal Credit cut

Patricia Gibson MP has condemned the decision by the UK Tory Government to cut Universal Credit by £20 a week. This follows a Joseph Rowntree Foundation study which revealed that 43 per cent of all working-age families with children in her North Ayrshire and Arran constituency will be impacted.

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State pension payment delays slammed

Arran’s MP, Patricia Gibson, has formally written to the secretary of state for work and pensions, Therese Coffey, calling on her to urgently investigate and address ongoing delays in state pension payments.

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Arran households face £20 benefit cut

The UK government will reinstate the Minimum Income Floor (MIF) by April 2021, but  Scottish Government report calculates that the decision will cost households in Scotland up to £476 million.

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Island furlough should be extended

Arran’s MP Patricia Gibson has urged the UK Government to prolong furlough for island businesses as we work to ease lockdown restrictions and rebuild our island economies.

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Jobs scheme must help to support seasonal workers

Arran’s MP Patricia Gibson has urged the Chancellor to amend the Jobs Retention Scheme (JRS) to ensure anyone who started or was due to start a job in March receives support, including seasonal workers.

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UK government fails on broadband funding

Last week in the Commons, North Ayrshire & Arran MP, Patricia Gibson, challenged the UK government about its failure to properly fund broadband across Scotland after it refused to acknowledge its financial responsibilities for this matter.

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Cameron is Labour choice to fight seat

The Labour man tasked with toppling Patricia Gibson from her SNP seat in the next general election has been named as Cameron Gilmore from West Kilbride.

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MP hits out as ATM’s start to charge for cash

Arran’s MP and SNP consumer affairs spokesperson Patricia Gibson has hit out after one of the country’s largest automatic teller machine (ATM) suppliers’ decision to start charging for cash.