Turing exchange scheme “big step back” – Carmichael

Orkney and Shetland MP, Alistair Carmichael, has called for a rethink of the Government’s planned Turing exchange scheme, after it emerged this week that the new programme would be significantly less generous and with fewer study opportunities than the Erasmus programme it was supposed to replace.

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Government should not dismiss permanent cut to tourism and hospitality VAT – Carmichael

Orkney and Shetland MP, Alistair Carmichael, has called for the Government to assess the potential benefits of a permanent reduction in VAT for tourism and hospitality in order to give businesses confidence in future growth. Hospitality businesses have been some of the hardest-hit throughout the ...

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Government right to extend import grace period but a sign of wider trade failures – Carmichael

Orkney and Shetland MP, Alistair Carmichael, has said that news today that the Government will postpone new import checks on goods from the EU an additional six months was necessary, but reflected wider failures in the Government’s negotiations and preparations for changes to trade.

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Time running out for action on Hong Kong sanctions after latest abuses – Carmichael

Orkney and Shetland MP, Alistair Carmichael, has warned the Government that it must act on sanctions against those undermining freedom in Hong Kong, after yet another wave of arrests and moves by Beijing to stamp out democracy in the city. Many more democracy activists have been arrested in recen...

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Secure SPS and veterinary agreement to ease cross-border trade tensions – Carmichael

Orkney and Shetland MP and Liberal Democrat Norther Ireland spokesperson, Alistair Carmichael, has called on the Government to stop picking needless fights with the EU and sit down to find an agreement on sanitary and phytosanitary checks in order to ease trade disruption. Speaking during an urge...

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