Budget 2020: Scottish Block Grant

Part of Scotland – in the House of Commons on 25th March 2020.

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Photo of Owen Thompson Owen Thompson SNP Whip

I associate myself with the comments in support of our emergency services, but we also need to recognise that exceptional effort has been put in by our local government workforce. Any additional funding to the Scottish Government is welcome, but in this current climate of unprecedented challenge, does the Secretary of State agree that more steps need to be taken, and will he continue to press Cabinet colleagues for additional support for self-employed workers and to move forward with the argument for a universal basic income?