600 farmers still out of pocket over CAP payments

North East MSP Mike Rumbles has condemned the Scottish Government for its failure to pay 610 farmers their full CAP payments, almost a year after their applications were submitted.

 

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Rumbles calls for “the biggest spend to save initiative” on Mental Health

Scottish Liberal Democrat MSP for the North East, Mike Rumbles, today called on the First Minister Nicola Sturgeon to back his parties plan to have a mental health specialist in every GP surgery across Scotland, describing the measure as the “biggest single thing she could do on mental health”. 

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Scottish Government burying its head in the sand on future of CAP payments

The future of support for farm businesses has been hit by more uncertainty following an incoherent response from the Minister to North East MSP Mike Rumbles, at a meeting of the rural economy committee today.

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‘Inspectorate’s findings are encouraging but more can still be done for older people’ – Rumbles

North East MSP Mike Rumbles has welcomed yesterday’s findings from the Care Inspectorate, showing that services for older people in Aberdeen are ‘good’ but could improve in key areas.

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74 North East farmers out of pocket despite nine month delay

Mike Rumbles MSP has uncovered that over 700 farm businesses across Scotland are still to receive their full entitlement from the Scottish Government, as a result of its CAP payments shambles.

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Keep rural practices dispensing – Mike Rumbles MSP

Scottish Liberal Democrat MSP for the North East, Mike Rumbles, has called for residents of the North Easts remote rural communities to make their voices heard and protect the dispensing status of their local GPs.

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North East MSP demands clarity over phone box shambles

Scottish Liberal Democrat MSP for the North East, Mike Rumbles, has called for clarity amid the total confusion surrounding the fate of North East telephone boxes.

 

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No room for complacency on North Sea jobs

North East MSP Mike Rumbles today said that there is no room Scottish Government complacency on energy jobs as new figures suggested that fewer than one in three people who registered interest in a training fund have received offers of support.

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Scots face prospect of Brexit Irn Bru tax

Scottish Liberal Democrat MSP Mike Rumbles today said that Scots face the prospect of a Brexit Irn Bru tax following a post-referendum spike in the cost of ingredients in Scotland’s favourite soft drink.

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Rumbles: SNP must accept Scots don’t want another Indy Ref

Scottish Liberal Democrat business manager, Mike Rumbles MSP today called for the SNP to get back to the day job as a new Ipsos MORI poll showed that the Brexit vote has not increased demand for a second referendum.

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