Bank Closures and the Budget

The Budget – ssh - don’t mention the bank closures

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Universal Credit and the Budget

Universal Credit – Chancellor simply doesn’t get it

Following the announcement of the 2018 Budget, Far North MP Jamie Stone has claimed that it is no more than tinkering around the edges when it comes to Universal Credit.

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Macmillan Coffee Morning

Jamie Stone supports Macmillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning

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Delivery Charges

“Extra delivery charges are a wholly unfair geography tax” - Stone

Jamie Stone has today called for the establishment of a Royal Commission to look into the extra delivery charges faced by those in the remotest parts of Scotland.

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Scotch Whisky

Jamie Stone supports calls for a freeze on Scotch whisky duty

Jamie Stone has added his support to the Scotch Whisky Association’s call for the Chancellor to freeze duty on spirits in the upcoming budget.

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Agriculture Bill

Jamie quizzes Agriculture Secretary of State in the Commons

During the second reading of the Agriculture Bill in the House of Commons, Jamie Stone, MP for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross questioned the Secretary of State for the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on the impact it will have on sheep farming in the Far North.

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Oil and Gas Industry

“The Oil and Gas industry in the Highlands must be preserved, enhanced and protected”

Jamie Stone, MP for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross, has called on the government to protect the future of the oil and gas industry in the Highlands. Speaking in a debate on 9th October Mr Stone noted the history of the industry in the Far North and highlighted the need for investment and protection, especially with the uncertainty that Brexit brings.

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Proud Ness

Stone welcomes Highland Council’s decision to fly Rainbow Flag at Ness Pride

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Highland Council Funding

Stone calls for UK and Scottish Governments to provide fair funding for Highland Council

It has emerged that the implementation of the new Universal Credit benefit has cost the Highland Council £2.5m. The Council has called for the UK Government to reimburse this cost so they do not have to make further cuts to council funded services.

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Great British Highstreet Awards - Alness

Jamie Stone backs Alness High Street in the Great British High Street Awards 2018

Jamie Stone, MP for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross has thrown his support behind Alness Highstreet to win in this year’s Great British High Street Awards. With public voting open now, Jamie is encouraging all local residents to give their backing to Alness.

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