Carmichael warns Government over tax return changes

Northern Isles MP, Alistair Carmichael, has warned the Government that their plans to change the system for tax returns requiring small businesses and the self-employed to file online returns four times a year risks becoming an administrative nightmare for already overburdened small businesses. 

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ORKNEY PARLIAMENTARIANS: CHRISTMAS THANKS TO POSTAL SERVICE

Northern Isles MP Alistair Carmichael and Orkney MSP Liam McArthur today visited Kirkwall Delivery Office.  It was an opportunity to find out how the Office has coped with this busiest period of the year and to thank staff for their efforts.

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Brussels Outcomes Are A “Tale of Two Talks” - Carmichael

Orkney and Shetland MP, Alistair Carmichael, has welcomed the announcement of a number of quota uplifts for key fishing stocks following the December Fisheries Council in Brussels but expressed dismay at the conclusion of the EU – Norway talks on pelagic species.

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Case for emergency towing vessel even stronger now than it was in 2011 - Carmichael tells Transport Secretary

Northern Isles MP, Alistair Carmichael, has used Transport Questions in the House of Commons to, once again, urge the Government to retain the emergency towing vessel in its full, present capacity beyond April 2016. 

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Carmichael calls for “urgent review” of Faroese fishing deal

Speaking in a House of Commons debate on fishing, Northern Isles MP, Alistair Carmichael, has urged the UK and Scottish Government to push for reform of the “unbalanced” EU-Faroe fishing deal. 

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Better Broadband Information Needed

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur and Northern Isles MP, Alistair Carmichael jointly hosted the latest Northern Isles Digital Forum in Kirkwall today. 

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Carmichael calls for clarification on the tug contract

Orkney and Shetland MP, Alistair Carmichael, has written to the Transport Secretary asking him to outline his plans for the future of the Northern Isles emergency towing vessel, after the Government made no reference to the contract in their Spending Review. 

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Northern Isles Politcians Sought Safety Clarity From CAA

In discussions yesterday with senior management at the Civil Aviation Authority, Alistair Carmichael MP, Tavish Scott MSP and Liam McArthur MSP sought clarity on safety measures in relation to lifeline air links servicing their island communities.  

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Carmichael welcomes Oil and Gas Authority support for Sullom Voe

Northern Isles MP, Alistair Carmichael, today held a productive meeting with the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) in London to discuss the future of the Sullom Voe Terminal.

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Carmichael welcomes Civil Aviation Authority scrutiny of Loganair performance

Orkney and Shetland MP, Alistair Carmichael, has raised the issue of Loganair pilots’ concerns about the reliability of the services to the Northern Isles in Parliament.

 

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