BUDGET SECURES FUNDING BOOST FOR COATBRIDGE & CHRYSTON IN FACE OF WESTMINSTER CHAOS
SNP MSP Fulton MacGregor has voted to pass the Scottish Government’s budget for 2020/21– securing a cash boost for NHS Lanarkshire, investment in vital public services in Coatbridge & Chryston, and a more progressive tax system.
The amended budget delivers on key issues raised by all parties in the parliament – and will see the SNP Government take the radical step of introducing free bus travel for those aged 18 and under, benefiting an estimated 12,115 young people in Coatbridge & Chryston.
The agreement builds on key Scottish Government commitments to invest £15bn in health and care services – with NHS Lanarkshire benefiting from a cash boost of £1268.1 an increase of 68.8% since 2019/20.
Commenting, SNP MSP Fulton MacGregor said:
“In the face of massive Westminster cuts – the SNP has always taken a different, fairer approach to give people living in Scotland the best deal in the UK.
“I’m proud to have voted for a progressive budget which protects our cherished health service, supports our schools and allows us to play our part in tackling the climate emergency.
“Despite being set a backdrop of heightened uncertainty and risk, created by the UK government’s decision to delay their own budget – the SNP government’s budget delivers certainty and stability for our economy, industry and businesses in Coatbridge & Chryston.
“These figures speak for themselves. This budget is a good deal for Coatbridge & Chryston and a good deal for Scotland – and I’m delighted it has now received the support of the support of the Scottish Parliament.”