Government must protect emergency supply lines from unfair practices

Orkney and Shetland MP, Alistair Carmichael, has written to the Foreign Secretary calling on him to urgently outline how the government will ensure that UK-bound emergency shipments are not diverted by other states. Media reports in recent days have suggested that emergency supply shipments have ...

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Clarity needed on coronavirus impact on credit ratings – Carmichael

Orkney and Shetland MP, Alistair Carmichael, has called on the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to clarify its position on changes to individual credit ratings relating to the impact of coronavirus. Mr Carmichael has written to the FCA to ask for its response to concerns that people requesting m...

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Carmichael responds to new delay to helicopter crash inquiry

Responding to news that the Fatal Accident Inquiry into the deaths of four people aboard a Super Puma helicopter which crashed in Shetland in 2013 has been delayed again, Orkney and Shetland MP, Alistair Carmichael, said:

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Isles representatives react to Loganair discussions on government support

Northern Isles representatives, Alistair Carmichael MP, Liam McArthur MSP and Beatrice Wishart MSP have given their reaction to news that Loganair will be discussing government support from the Treasury in the next few days. Speaking on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme, Chief Executive Jonathan Hink...

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Support for self-employed welcome but gaps remain – Carmichael

Orkney and Shetland MP, Alistair Carmichael, has welcomed news that the Chancellor has announced new measures to support self-employed people, but has voiced concern about gaps in the plan for seasonal industries. Self-employed people facing financial difficulties will be able to have 80% of thei...

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