21st March 2017 by Angela Constance MSP
It should come as no surprise that, as Equalities Secretary, creating a fairer and more equal Scotland is something I’m passionate about. But it’s something that is becoming more important in this changing political landscape. Brexit has, unfortunately, been a factor in the raising of racial tensions and abuse in the UK, according to Home...
17th March 2017 by Kevin Stewart MSP
This week has been full of important announcements and milestones for affordable housing in Scotland. At the start of the week the Cabinet Secretary announced that over £590 million will be made available for 2017/18 to increase the supply of affordable homes in Scotland. I was so pleased to see this announcement being made –...
8th March 2017 by Angela Constance MSP
Be bold for change. It’s a simple message for this year’s International Women’s Day and one we can all get behind. This international day is a chance to celebrate women’s achievements, contributions and gains. And it is also an opportunity to look at what more can, and should, be done to ensure equality in Scotland,...
7th March 2017 by Jeane Freeman MSP
Social Security Minister, Jeane Freeman, writes in the Daily Record today about putting dignity and respect at the heart of Scotland’s new social security system – as a new campaign is launched to encourage more people to claim the benefits they are entitled to. Read the full piece here: “In my first ten months as...
28th February 2017 by Callum
What is it like to work in the Scottish Government as a work experience student?
24th February 2017 by Jeane Freeman MSP
Social Security Minister Jeane Freeman blogs about how fairness, dignity and respect will be built into Scotland's social security agency.
20th February 2017 by Angela Constance MSP
Angela Constance blogs on UN World Day of Social Justice, talking about the action being taken in Scotland.
15th February 2017 by Angela Constance MSP
Scotland welcomes refugees. It’s a message that is part of our history. We opened our doors to refugees from Europe in the first and second world wars. Later we welcomed refugees from Vietnam, Bosnia, K osovo and the Democratic Republic of Congo. And in the past year and a half that message has particularly come...
14th February 2017 by John Blackwood
Universal Credit remains a reserved benefit however the use of these new flexibilities by the Scottish Government means Universal Credit payments in Scotland are to become more frequent and adaptable which will be good for both tenants and landlords.
1st February 2017 by Angela Constance MSP
We have strongly supported LGBT History Month for well over a decade now, and so it’s important we look back on the steps and achievements reached to get to where we are now.