£20million from the Scottish Welfare fund is to be used flexibly and £10million to provide free school meals.
In May 2019 there were 22,100 Airbnb properties listed in Scotland but it is known that there are many more short term lets taking place.
The social service sector makes up 7.8% of employment in Scotland, which is roughly 1 in 13 or workers.
UN Secretary-General António Guterres has warned that the pandemic has created the most severe disruption in the world’s education systems in history
Helping people to get online who cannot afford to is the aim of a new Scottish Government Scheme: – The Connecting Scotland Programme.
A review group has been set up to work towards a high tech low carbon economy headed by Professor Mark Loga..
“We have now informed councils that any additional expenditure to maximise the care available to our communities, aligned to work that is already underway, will be covered by the Scottish Government.”
“This additional funding will help reduce time spent in temporary accommodation and get people experiencing homelessness into appropriate and sustainable housing as quickly as possible.”
Calls to re-open the local authority pay settlement are being made with the news that the Scottish Government have agreed to an enhanced pay deal for school teachers.
“This outcome was inevitable in light of COSLA’s failure to properly and fairly reward the lowest paid workers in local government.”