Ben Macpherson MSP

Ben Macpherson MSP

Written 3 posts

Minister for Public Finance and Migration

Advice for commercial property tenants during the pandemic

1st December 2020

I have held a number of very useful meetings with various organisations, including the Federation of Small Businesses, on the challenges facing the commercial property sector in the course of the pandemic. While many are familiar with the measures put in place it is apparent that this is not always the case particularly for smaller…

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Joint call for urgent meeting on immigration

1st December 2020

The Scottish and Welsh governments have today written to the Home Office repeating their urgent call for a meeting to discuss the UK’s new immigration system. The joint letter from Migration Minister Ben Macpherson and Welsh Minister for European Transition Jeremy Miles points out that despite multiple requests, no meeting has yet been offered since…

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Providing certainty to citizens post-Brexit

16th October 2020

I have written to Kevin Foster, the UK Minister for Future Borders and Immigration, urging the UK Government to accept several amendments from the House of Lords to the Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill. These would enable EEA and Swiss citizens to obtain physical proof of their right to live in the…

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