Region set to benefit from UK tariffs system

Farmers, the environment and consumers in Dumfries and Galloway look set to benefit from the UK Global Tariff (UKGT) schedule, which was published this week.

Dumfries Courier column - May 2020

Looking to the future

During briefings and conversations with constituents I find there is general acceptance that the wider effects of Covid-19 will impact on our lives for a lengthy period.

MP welcomes 'lifeline' furlough scheme extension

An extension to the UK Government furlough scheme will provide a lifeline to many Dumfries and Galloway businesses.

Welcoming the announcement, constituency MP Alister Jack described the measure as a key component in helping the region's economy recover from the Covid-19 health crisis.

Message for VE Day

This Friday, like many people across Dumfries and Galloway constituency, my thoughts will turn to a day 75 years ago when the Second World War in Europe officially came to an end.

Leave lockdown in lockstep

Writing in today’s Scottish Daily Mail, Scottish Secretary Alister Jack sets out the importance of leaving lockdown as one United Kingdom

I believe that when Scotland is ready to emerge from lockdown we should do so in lockstep with the UK as a whole.

Dumfries Courier column - April 2020

Difficult times

My thoughts are with constituents whose lives have been touched by the coronavirus pandemic, especially those who have lost loved ones.

Update from Alister Jack MP

Dumfries and Galloway MP and Scottish Secretary Alister Jack has completed seven days of self-isolation, working from his rural home near Dumfries.

He said he was feeling 'much better' after recovering from a range of symptoms consistent with coronavirus.