VAT Cut Needed To Boost Tourism – Carmichael

VAT Cut Needed To Boost Tourism – Carmichael

Alistair Carmichael, MP for the Northern Isles, has stepped up pressure on the UK Government to implement a cut in VAT to support the Tourism Industry in Orkney and Shetland.

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Maritime debate “not an event, but the start of a process” Says Alistair Carmichael

Alistair Carmichael, MP for Orkney and Shetland, yesterday led a debate on the Future of the maritime industry across the UK. Focusing on pay and training, Mr. Carmichael criticised UK Government for its willingness to collect tax, but its unwillingness to enforce minimum wage on seafarers in the...

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Hildasay and Helliar a “start, but more work to do” says Alistair Carmichael

Alistair Carmichael MP, Northern Isles has welcomed a deal secured between Serco Northlink and Seatruck, which will see an end to many staff being paid less than £4 an hour, considerably less than the minimum wage of £7.20.

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“Isles must not be left behind on Smart Meter rollout” – Carmichael

Alistair Carmichael, Northern Isles MP, has today called on the government to reconsider their approach to the roll out of smart meters and warned that island communities must not be left behind because of their poor connectivity. Mr. Carmichael asked for the Government to take its time to ensure...

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Carmichael demands action on fishing visas

Alistair Carmichael, Northern Isles MP, asked in the House today for the Minister for Immigration, Mr. Robert Goodwell MP, to consider how best to tailor the immigration system to take into account the different needs of different parts of the country.

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