Category Archives: Housing

JOHN WILSON MSP QUESTIONS FIRST MINISTER ON SCOTTISH FUEL POVERTY LEVELS

Central Scotland MSP John Wilson has questioned the First Minister during First Ministers’ Question Time about what the Scottish Government is doing to offset the recent energy price increases. Mr Wilson posed the question to the First Minister after the … Continue reading

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MSP CALLS ON ENERGY COMPANIES TO EXPLAIN PRICE HIKES

John Wilson MSP, Deputy Convener of the Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee, at the first evidence session of the Committee asked for a meeting with Ofgem and Energy companies following the announcement that Scottish Power is set to increase gas … Continue reading

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JOHN WILSON MSP BACKS CAMPAIGN URGING NORTH LANARKSHIRE RESIDENTS TO CLAIM FREE ENERGY HELP

Residents failing to claim because they think help `isn’t meant for people like me’ John Wilson MSP  is urging people across North Lanarkshire who are concerned about managing their energy bills to contact the national Home Heat Helpline (0800 33 … 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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MSP WELCOMES COUNCIL TAX FREEZE

SNP MSP John Wilson has welcomed the news that North Lanarkshire Council and all other 31 Local Authorities throughout Scotland have agreed to retain the Council tax freeze for another year as outlined in the conditions of the Scottish Government’s … Continue reading

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COUNCIL TAX FROZEN FOR THIRD YEAR IN A ROW

Householders across Scotland have once again been spared a hike in their council tax, after MSPs endorsed the Scottish Government’s £70 million funding package to compensate local authorities for freezing the tax. This is the third year in a row … Continue reading

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AFFORDABLE HOUSING GETS £31 MILLION INVESTMENT BOOST

John Wilson MSP has welcomed today’s announcement of a major Scottish Government investment in social housing. Announcing the allocation of the final consequentials from last year’s UK budget, Scottish Government Finance Secretary John Swinney confirmed that an additional £31 million … Continue reading

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MSP WELCOMES GREATER PROTECTION FOR FAMILIES IN NEW LAW

Central Scotland MSP John Wilson has welcomed that homeowners faced with repossession will now be given greater protection under legislation passed by MSPs.   The successful passage of the Home Owner and Debtor Protection (Scotland) Bill was approved with a … Continue reading

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MSP WELCOMES ALLOCATION OF £2.625M FOR DEVELOPMENT OF NEW COUNCIL HOUSES IN NORTH LANARKSHIRE

SNP MSP John Wilson has welcomed the announcement by the Scottish Government to allocate £2.625 million to North Lanarkshire Council which will provide 105 new built Council houses to rent throughout North Lanarkshire.   This news follows an earlier investment … Continue reading

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A WARM WELCOME FOR MSP

A resident of Coatbridge Alice Blackie was keen to make her home warmer and to cut her energy bills and so she has had insulation installed in her home.  MSP John Wilson went along to find out about the work … Continue reading

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