Just as it was announced that Orkney was to move to Level 1 restrictions the parking charges at OIC owned car parks went up.
“The Scottish Welfare Fund is an important example of the kind of action the SNP has taken to ensure there is additional financial support in place for people in Orkney coping with the economic impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic. “
The grant will be targeted at people who are in receipt of Universal Credit or legacy benefits, with some discretion to make awards to others in financial hardship.
in Scotland 81.6% of workers are earning the Living wage
Scotland has a lower proportion of workers on zero-hours contracts than the UK.
Today the Scottish Government announce a pilot scheme which shall provide free sanitary products to women on low incomes in Aberdeen.