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Borders MP continues campaign against damaging tariffs

Further to discussions with Ministers from the Department of International Trade, John Lamont MP has contacted the US Ambassador regarding the tariffs applied to textiles, Scotch Whisky and other iconic Scottish products.

SNP must cut rates to help businesses stay open

With many businesses now able to reopen, including the tourism and hospitality sector, Borders MP John Lamont is calling on the SNP government to provide long term reductions in business rates to ensure they can stay open.  

New plans ‘protect jobs’ in every part of the UK

The UK Government has today laid out plans to deliver on its manifesto commitment to ensure businesses across the whole of the United Kingdom continue to enjoy seamless internal trade between the four nations.

UK Government supports 20,000 jobs across Borders

New figures show the extent of UK Government coronavirus support for Borders jobs and self-employed people.

Both Rachael Hamilton MSP and John Lamont MP have welcomed the figures which shows the positive impact of the unprecedented UK-wide coronavirus assistance. 

Borders Railway boosted by minister support

The Campaign for Borders Rail received a boost last week after meeting with Scotland Office minister, Iain Stewart MP. The minister confirmed the UK Government’s support for the project and gave a commitment to drive the plans forward with his ministerial colleagues.

SNP’s economic plans lack ambition

Borders politicians have expressed their concern at the lack of ambition of SNP economic plans delivered in a statement today in Holyrood.