McArthur welcomes announcement of support for B&B businesses

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, has today (Tuesday) welcomed the Scottish Government’s announcement that £3million of the Newly Self-Employed Hardship Fund allocation will be repurposed to support bed and breakfast businesses.

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McArthur increases pressure on Ministers to publish local testing figures

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, has increased pressure on Ministers to agree to publish the number of Covid-19 tests being carried out in each local health board area.

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McArthur echoes message not to travel to islands

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, has echoed the First Minister’s message not to travel to the islands, despite Scotland now moving into phase one of easing lockdown restrictions.

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Northern Isles MSPs seek assurances on island rollout of test and protect

Northern Isles MSPs, Beatrice Wishart and Liam McArthur, have asked the Scottish Government to address the “unique hurdles” that islands communities will face as demand for testing expends with the government’s ‘Test and Protect’ rollout.

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McArthur responds to publication of Transport Transition Plan

Responding to the publication of the Transport Transition Plan following a statement to parliament by the Transport Secretary, Michael Matheson, Orkney’s MSP Liam McArthur commented:

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McArthur increases pressure on government to widen business support

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, has increased pressure on the Scottish Government to help tourism businesses that remain ineligible for support under the Hardship Fund.

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McArthur secures First Minister assurance on publication of local testing numbers

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, has today (Thursday) pressed the First Minister to agree to publish the number of Covid-19 tests being carried out in each local health board area.

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McArthur welcomes amendment to increase support for local newspapers

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, has welcomed an amendment to the Coronavirus (Scotland) Bill to extend 100% business rates relief to local newspapers.

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McArthur secures overdue island proofing of property tax

MSP for Orkney, Liam McArthur, has welcomed the news that his amendment to the Scottish Government’s emergency coronavirus legislation has been accepted.

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McArthur secures overdue island proofing of property tax

MSP for Orkney, Liam McArthur, has welcomed the news that his amendment to the Scottish Government’s emergency coronavirus legislation has been accepted.

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