McArthur welcomes movement on self-catering businesses accessing support scheme

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, has welcomed the Scottish Government’s decision to include self-catering properties in the list of businesses eligible to apply for financial support through the Coronavirus Business Support Scheme.

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McArthur seeks assurances over supply of protective equipment for health and care staff

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, has today (Thursday) sought assurances from both NHS Orkney and Ministers that frontline health and care staff in Orkney will have access to the personal protective equipment (PPE) they need.

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McArthur calls on more support for self-catering businesses

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, has today (Wednesday) called on Ministers to revaluate the criteria for the Coronavirus Business Support Fund to allow self-catering businesses to be included in the list of businesses that can claim support.

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Coronavirus: Latest Information and Advice- 24.03.20

LATEST INFORMATION AND ADVICE- 24.03.20 From the evening of the 23rd of March, further measures have been introduced.  You may now only leave your home for the following reasons:  Shopping for basic necessities, which should only happen once a day.  One form of exercise a day, like a run, walk o...

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Coronavirus: Latest Information and Advice- 23.03.20

Business support Orkney Islands Council is meeting today to discuss the latest situation and possible additional measures that may need to be taken. OIC has received representations from various local business organisations regarding the support announced so far by the UK and Scottish Governments...

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Coronavirus: Latest Information and Advice

SUPPORT AND ADVICE This is an anxious and uncertain time, but please do contact the constituency office if you have any questions or concerns. You can email us Or phone on 01856 876541 Meantime, I hope you find the following...

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Northern Isles parliamentarians respond to Loganair announcement

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur and Orkney and Shetland MP, Alistair Carmichael have responded to the announcement that Loganair is reducing flights with an emergency timetable due to the impact of coronavirus.

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McArthur backs calls for action on energy bills

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, has today (Wednesday) backed calls from Ed Davey, Acting Leader of the Liberal Democrats, for UK Ministers to introduce greater flexibility for customers who cannot top up their prepaid electricity or gas meters online during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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To say that these are troubling times would be to grossly underplay the seriousness of the current situation. This pandemic is unprecedented in modern times.

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Liam has strong ties with Orkney. He attended Sanday school and Kirkwall Grammar. Liam has worked for European Commission, as a consultant helping charities and as a Special Adviser to the Deputy First Minister, then former MP and MSP for Orkney Jim Wallace. A football enthusiast, Liam played in Orkney's inter-county team and for Scottish Universities, while captain of Edinburgh University. In Parliament, Liam is the Scottish Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for Energy, Young People and Education.

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