Self-employed support scheme final round approaches – Carmichael urges businesses to apply

Orkney and Shetland MP, Alistair Carmichael, has called on all eligible self-employed workers in the isles to make sure that they apply for funds from the fifth and (expected) final round of the Self-Employed Income Support Scheme (SEISS). The fifth round of funding, covering May to September 202...

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Carmichael – FSB report suggests tourism still feeling strain of pandemic restrictions

Orkney and Shetland MP, Alistair Carmichael, has today responded to the Federation of Small Businesses’ July Report on tourism and hospitality recovery in the Highlands and Islands, which found that 42% of businesses in the sector are struggling to generate sales and profits and a quarter concern...

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Carmichael pushes for assurances on vaccine passport vote in Parliament

Orkney and Shetland MP and Liberal Democrat spokesperson on Home Affairs, Alistair Carmichael, has pushed for assurances from government that a clear vote would be held before any mandatory vaccine passports were imposed on individuals and businesses. Mr Carmichael raised the issue in Parliament ...

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Ropey data used in support of government ID proposals – Carmichael

Orkney and Shetland MP and Liberal Democrat spokesperson on political reform, Alistair Carmichael, has spoken out about concerns over the quality of data used to support government plans to require photo ID for all voters in future elections. Raising the matter in the House of Commons, Mr Carmich...

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Carmichael calls for Trade and Agriculture Commission to have representation from all agriculture sectors

Orkney and Shetland MP, Alistair Carmichael, has spoken out in a parliamentary debate on the Trade and Agriculture Commission, calling for it to have representation from all parts of the UK and all sectors of agriculture including crofting and hill farming. The Commission, which is supposed to sc...

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