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The recent free vote in the House of Commons on plain cigarette packaging was a historic chance for the UK to join other forward-thinking countries in putting the lives of its citizens above the short…

Today’s Parliamentary event celebrates the passage of International Development (Official Development Assistance Target) Bill. The Act puts into legislation the target of spending at least 0.7% of nat…

Generation Rent Briefing Paper

Posted on March 25, 2015
Generation Rent – briefing paper   Key issues (from the 2014 National Centre for Social Research report, Generation Rent: Perceptions of the first-time buyer market)   In the UK, 35% of 20-45 ye…

Supporting WWF and Earth Hour

Posted on March 23, 2015
Ann McKechin MP signed up to support this year’s Earth Hour by making a special pledge to back protection of the world’s forests.  WWF’s Earth Hour takes place on Saturday 28th March at 8:30pm. Earth…

I recently signed up to Shelter's Make Renting Right Campaign. It is a hugely important issue and it comes down to tackling income insecurity across the UK, and promoting decent, affordable, and secur…

I will be co-hosting an event with the Govan Law Centre on Friday 20 March from 2pm to 3pm at Hillhead Library, Byres Road, to promote the issues facing ‘Generation Rent’.   Since 2010, average week…

Royal Mail’s apprenticeship scheme is now open for applications between now and 26 April 2015.  Royal Mail are looking for apprentices to work at their Glasgow site.    They are currently looking fo…

IPT - Sustainability Commission Report

Posted on March 2, 2015
The Industry and Parliament Trust, an educational charity for Parliament and business, published its final report of The Sustainability Commission in February 2015. It worked in collaboration with the…

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