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WISHART SEEKS JOB CENTRE CLARITY

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Perth and North Perthshire MP, Pete Wishart, has written to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, Damian Green MP, to seek clarity over the future of JobCentre Plus locations in Perth and North Perthshire. Following the announcement that the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) are to close certain JobCentre Plus locations in […]

WISHART HIGHLIGHTS “TICKING TIME-BOMB” OF PLUMBERS’ PENSIONS LIABILITY

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SNP MP Pete Wishart has today highlighted the “ticking time-bomb” of massive debts and liabilities faced by plumbers across the UK at a Westminster debate and welcomed assurances from the UK Government to resolve the issue. Plumbing Pensions (UK) Ltd was established in 1975 to provide pensions for the Plumbing & Heating Industry UK wide […]

TAX CREDITS COMPANY FAILING FAMILIES WITH “CATALOGUE OF INCOMPETENCE”

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Pete Wishart MP, Member of Parliament for Perth & North Perthshire, has blasted the company employed by HMRC to administer the tax credits system for what he has described as a “catalogue of incompetence” which is failing families. Speaking today, Mr Wishart said: “I have become increasingly concerned about the number of constituents contacting me […]

WORKFARE NOT FAIR FOR NEW FATHERS

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SNP QUESTION UNCOVERS THE HARSH REALITY OF WESTMINSTER SANCTIONS The Scottish National Party’s Mr Pete Wishart MP, Member of Parliament for Perth & North Perthshire, has condemned Westminster’s failure to offer support to new fathers after it was revealed that the legal entitlement for Paternity Leave does not extend to jobseeker’s allowance claimants in mandatory […]

WISHART BACKS TESCO’S COLLECTION DRIVE FOR LOCAL FOODBANKS

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The Scottish National Party’s Mr Pete Wishart MP, Member of Parliament for Perth & North Perthshire, has given his support to Tesco’s fifth Neighbourhood Food Collection, in conjunction with the Trussell Trust and FareShare which is taking place this week in stores around the country.  Speaking after a visit to the TescoExtra store on Crieff […]

INCREASE IN FOODBANK USE IN LAST YEAR – GRIM REALITY OF WESTMINSTER CUTS

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The Scottish National Party’s Mr Pete Wishart MP, Member of Parliament for Perth & North Perthshire, visited Perth Foodbank where he discussed recent figures showing a 400% increase in Foodbank use across Scotland in the last year as well as the £1 million package of support for foodbanks from the Scottish Government that was announced […]

WISHART EXPRESSES “PRAISE AND ADMIRATION” FOR WORK OF PERTH FOOD BANK

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The Scottish National Party’s Mr Pete Wishart MP, Member of Parliament for Perth & North Perthshire, visited Perth’s Food Bank this afternoon (Friday). During his visit Mr Wishart met with Michael Archibald, the Chairman of the Perth Food Bank, saw some of the work they are doing and found out more about how they have […]

LOCAL POLITICIANS ATTEND LAUNCH OF PERTH FOODBANK

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The Scottish National Party’s Ms Roseanna Cunningham MSP, Member of the Scottish Parliament for Perthshire South & Kinross-shire, and Mr Pete Wishart MP, Member of Parliament for Perth & North Perthshire, attended the official launch this morning (Friday) of Perth & Kinross’s first Food Bank.  Speaking following the event, Mr Wishart said: “It was with […]

LOCAL POLITICIANS WELCOME FUNDING BOOST FOR CAB

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The Scottish National Party’s Perthshire parliamentarians have welcomed news that Perth Citizens Advice Bureau have received a £288104 award from Big Lottery Fund’s Support and Connect funding stream. With 20 months funding from Support and Connect, Perth and Kinross Citizens Advice Bureau will lead a partnership project with Angus and Dundee CAB to expand their […]

WISHART TO HOST CONFERENCE ON CHANGES TO WELFARE SYSTEM

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The Scottish National Party’s Mr Pete Wishart MP, Member of Parliament for Perth and North Perthshire has repeated his call for anyone interested in the impact of recent and proposed welfare changes to come along to the Welfare Reform Conference he is hosting in the AK Bell Library on Friday, 21 June. Speaking today (Monday) […]

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