Richard Lochhead

Scottish National Party MSP for Moray


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11th May to 2nd June 2020

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2nd to 9th June 2020

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10th June 2020 onwards

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Recent appearances

  • Scottish Parliament: Pay Levels 22 Jun 2022

    Households and businesses across the country are facing a serious cost of living crisis, and where we have responsibility, we are acting. Our fair work policy promotes fairer work practices, including on pay. Scotland has proportionately five times more accredited living wage employers and, on average, public sector wages are 7 per cent higher here than they are in the rest of the United...
  • Scottish Parliament: Pay Levels 22 Jun 2022

    I think that the member heard Keith Brown’s earlier answer explaining how the Scottish budget that the UK Government allocates does not take inflation into account. Understandably, workers across the Scottish economy are looking for inflation to be reflected in their pay negotiations. Those two positions cannot be squared. The member mentioned UK figures. Ultimately, this issue is the UK...
  • Scottish Parliament: Real Living Wage 16 Jun 2022

    Good progress has been made in promoting payment of the real living wage in Scotland. Last month, the number of living wage accredited employers increased to just under 2,700. That is proportionately five times higher than the figure for the rest of the United Kingdom and it means that some 55,000 workers have more wages in their pockets due to employer accreditation. Under our regionally...

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Scottish National Party MSP for Moray

Entered the Scottish Parliament on 6 May 1999 — Election

Also represented North East Scotland

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