For want of £65?
The UK Government will not let Holyrood ministers pay £65 settled status fees for European citizens who are working in Scotland’s public services, Nicola Sturgeon has said. The First Minister has promised her government would pick up the cost for NHS staff and other publicsector workers who have come to live in Scotland from other parts of the European Union.
Why come to Scotland and pay more tax? Give them an extra £65 in their salary if you think it’s a problem, it’s not rocket science!
Paradise Island As Sturgeon’s expenses for her pointless jollies are approved without comment it must be difficult for her to comprehend necessary expenses being refused.
cambayne I think it’s outrageous that European citizens who are
working in Scotland’s public services have to pay their own travel expenses to get to Scotland. They should be able to claim all relocation expenses so that everyone can marvel at what a nice welcoming country Scotland is. The world is watching and wondering why we don’t already provide this.
fc Well done UK Government .... saving the people of Scotland money.
British and in Scotland £65 for a “settled status fee”. Hardly going to break the bank is it? Also, if she were that concerned about it she should assume full responsibility for promising something that was not hers to promise and apologise. Not only that pay for the fees directly our of SNP funds, not taxpayers’ if she’s still going to value EU workers’ contributions.
Ingin Johnnie Noise... anything to create a grievance... I’ve not read
or heard any complaints from people effected and where does Sturgeon get off with promising that “her” government would pick up the cost?
chockablock What, they are not coming here because they have to pay £65?!
douglas lawson Think food banks? Now think 13,000 x £65 = £845,000. Would a donation to a good cause of £845,000 to food banks not be better than donating £65 to person who has a job and took that job because they are better off than they would have been back in their home country? SNP dole out other people’s
money and take credit for doing so!
I know you know We have record number of Scots homeless and the public services are falling apart yet our “nationalist” venal government use hardworking Scots taxpayers’ money on foreigners when we have so many of our own either unemployed or under employed.
Thomas Aikenhead Simple question, why should we pay it (and let the SNP take credit) if other countries would not do the same and they don’t?
Itzi Bitzi There goes Nicky again. Bawlin’ and greetin’ because she wasn’t allowed to throw the taxpayers money about like confetti. Just as well we’re part of the UK. God help Scotland should the SNP ever be given full charge.