1) £1.8 million in staff overtime to deliver agricultural payments
Information gathered by Liberal Democrat MSP Mike Rumbles shows that the Scottish Government has spent over £1.8 million on staff overtime since its IT system for delivering farm support payments crashed in 2015.
2) Changes could leave pensioners 7,000 per year worse off - Rumbles
North East Liberal Democrat MSP Mike Rumbles and Age Scotland are calling for all pensioners living on a low income with a partner of working age to check urgently their eligibility for Pension Credit and Housing Benefit before Government rule changes. After 15th May working age partners of pensioners will not be able to make a new claim for Pension Credit or Housing Benefit.
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