Carmichael calls for easier plastic recycling

Alistair Carmichael, MP for the Northern Isles has continued his campaign to reduce plastic use. Speaking at Prime Minister’s Questions he challenged the Prime Minister to work with plastic manufacturers to reduce the number of types of plastic used in the UK to make it easier for local authoriti...

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Brain tumour inquiry will help improve our understanding – Carmichael

Alistair Carmichael, MP for Orkney and Shetland, has called on individuals who have been impacted by brain tumours to participate in a new inquiry into the cost of the disease. The inquiry has been launched by the All Party Parliamentary Group on Brain Tumours, of which Mr. Carmichael is the Vice...

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Wind Chill must play a part in Cold Weather Payments – Carmichael

Alistair Carmichael, MP for the Northern Isles, has challenged the Government to look again at the criteria for cold weather payments, so that it includes wind chill. Currently cold weather payments, which are made to support people on benefits including pension credit, to help them heat their ho...

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Carmichael to call for VAT cut for tourism industry as part of National B&B day

Alistair Carmichael, MP for the Northern Isles, will use  National B&B day, Saturday 24 March, to renew his calls for a cut in VAT on the tourism industry. The day, which has been organised by the Bed and Breakfast Association, is a reminder of the role B&Bs play in rural, island  and coa...

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Carmichael leads the Commons charge on fisheries deal

Alistair Carmichael led a debate in the House of Commons on the fisheries deal between the Government and the EU. The debate, started by an urgent question, secured by Mr. Carmichael, focused on the announcement from David Davis and Michel Barnier on the terms for the UK’s transition deal. The ag...

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