Category Archives: Employment

MSP WELCOMES £30M INVESTMENT IN YOUNG SCOTS

John Wilson MSP, Deputy Convener of the Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee, has welcomed the announcement that Scotland will have a dedicated Youth Employment Minister and invest an extra £30million in young people. This extra investment will help Scotland’s youth … Continue reading

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MSP HAILS GOVERNMENT’S SMALL BUSINESS BONUS SCHEME AND ENTREPRENEURIAL SPIRIT IN SCOTLAND AS NUMBER OF SMEs JUMP

John Wilson MSP has hailed the Small Business Bonus Scheme, which cuts business rates for enterprises, as new figures that show a rise in the number of small and medium size businesses in Scotland in the past year.   The … Continue reading

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MSP CALLS ON COUNCIL TO RAISE EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT

Central Scotland MSP John Wilson has called upon North Lanarkshire Council to raise the educational attainment of those living in North Lanarkshire in light of the local labour market statistics published by the Scottish Government. John Wilson MSP has hit … Continue reading

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MSP RAISES QUESTIONS ABOUT REDUCED BUS SERVICES BETWEEN GARTCOSH AND GLASGOW FORT

Central Scotland MSP John Wilson, has sought answers from Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT) after a decision was made to reduce the bus service which travels between Gartcosh and the Glasgow Fort.   Mr Wilson has written to SPT’s Chief … Continue reading

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MSP WELCOMES BIG LOTTERY FUNDING IN CENTRAL SCOTLAND

Central Scotland MSP, John Wilson, has welcomed Big Lottery funding for a variety of projects throughout Central Scotland. The Big Lottery Fund has announced funding decisions which have resulted in 47 awards made in the Central Scotland region to the … Continue reading

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MSP WELCOMES RECORD SALES FOR LEES FOODS

John Wilson MSP for Central Scotland has welcomed the news that the Coatbridge based Food Company Lees Foods has reported an increase in pre-tax profits of almost £1 million, by lodging a motion in the Scottish Parliament.   Lees Foods, … Continue reading

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MSP WELCOMES EXTRA FUNDING FOR COALFIELDS REGENERATION TRUST

Central Scotland MSP, John Wilson, has tabled a motion with the Scottish Parliament congratulating the Coalfields Regeneration Trust on securing almost £1.6 million funding from the Scottish Government for the next financial year.   This announcement comes just weeks after … Continue reading

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BUDGET BOOST FOR SCOTLAND

John Wilson, SNP MSP for Central Scotland, has welcomed the vote in the Scottish Parliament passing the SNP Government’s 2011/2012 budget for Scotland.  The budget confirms funding for a Council Tax freeze for the fourth year running, the ending of … Continue reading

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CALL FOR ST ANDREW’S DAY RECOGNITION

  St Andrews Day should be recognised more widely across Scotland as a national holiday.   A call, for more public bodies to acknowledge St Andrew’s Day as a full public holiday will be debated in Parliament on Thursday 25th November ahead … Continue reading

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MSP WELCOMES £8 MILLION INVESTMENT IN MOTHERWELL STEEL PLANT

SNP MSP John Wilson has welcomed the announcement that Corus steelworks plans to invest £8 million to its steel plant at Dalzell in Motherwell. This is the largest investment locally for almost 40 years which will help to meet increasing … Continue reading

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