Alba Party Call for £40 Child Payment and Free School Meals for all in New Year

Alba have made the call as 1 in 4 children will start 2023 living in poverty. Alba Party have called for the Scottish Child Payment to be increased to £40 and for free school meals for all primary and secondary school children this year. Their call comes as Scotland enters another new year in which… Continue reading Alba Party Call for £40 Child Payment and Free School Meals for all in New Year

‘Difficult or impossible’ for a third of adults to cover an extra £20 expense

In a recent survey, one third of adults in the UK admitted their finances were so finely balanced that an extra £20 per month would put them in financial difficulties. That figure rises when you consider vulnerable groups: Current government support is a sticking plaster which is quickly being exhausted due to the increased pressures… Continue reading ‘Difficult or impossible’ for a third of adults to cover an extra £20 expense

Alba call for new “Anti-Usury” Law

To save consumers from “Debt Trap” Lenders Alba want a ceiling put on the amount of interest consumers can be charged. Alba Party have called for a ceiling to be put on the amount of interest consumers can be charged in a bid to combat pay day lenders and banks cashing in on the cost… Continue reading Alba call for new “Anti-Usury” Law

ALBA’s New Year Message 2023 – Alex Salmond

The Former First Minister and ALBA Party Leader warned that without independence Scotland would fail to see the benefit of the renewables boom, with the resources instead going to Westminster like the North Sea’s Oil and Gas did.  Former First Minister and ALBA Party Leader Alex Salmond has released a New Year’s message that urges… Continue reading ALBA’s New Year Message 2023 – Alex Salmond

Food insecurity – a benefit of Brexit and the UK

A former head of MI5 has identified food supply as a ‘matter of national security’ in an article for the Financial Times. Baroness Eliza Manningham-Buller was head of MI5 from 2002-7, right at the heart of government and strategic planning. Her retirement plan was to become a sheep farmer in Wales: from there she has… Continue reading Food insecurity – a benefit of Brexit and the UK

UK takes £80 000 000 000 from Scotland

– and then has the cheek to say Scotland is too poor! UK Tax on North Sea Oil and Gas could have been equivalent of £5000 annual windfall for every home in Scotland.  ALBA Party have said that the Chancellor’s raid on the North Sea shows that the UK Government can’t afford Scotland to become… Continue reading UK takes £80 000 000 000 from Scotland