Aileen Campbell, SNP Candidate for Clydesdale, has welcomed the abolition of prescription charges in Scotland, which takes effect from Friday 1st April. On the same day, free bus passes have been extended to injured war veterans and a living minimum wage of ?7.15 an hour introduced for NHS employees.

The date also marks the beginning of the fourth year of the Council Tax freeze in Scotland, which the SNP has pledged to maintain if it is re-elected at the Scottish Parliament election in May.

Commenting, Aileen Campbell said:

"The start of the new financial year marks the start of initiatives which will hugely benefit people across Clydesdale.
"The average household in Clydesdale is ?249 better off because of the SNP’s Council Tax freeze, and the average saving to someone with a long-term illness has been ?180 because of the prescription charge cut.

"I’m proud that the SNP Government has also introduced free bus travel for our injured veterans, and will pay a living minimum wage to all NHS employees.

"I want to make sure people in Clydesdale continue to live in a fairer, better community. We’ve seen some real progress, and the best way to protect it is by supporting the SNP and Alex Salmond for First Minister on polling day."



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