Commenting on the announcement of a £5million financial hardship fund for students, Scottish Greens Education Spokesperson Ross Greer MSP said:
“Many students will be facing real hardship right now, with little support available to them, so this additional funding is very welcome. Given we don’t know how long this will last, the Scottish Government must confirm that the funding won’t be capped should more be required.
“Last week I sought to ensure that students in private accommodation could be released from their tenancies. Unfortunately the Housing Minister rejected my proposal, therefore I urge the government to confirm that this funding will be available to support those who are stuck with significant bills for unusable tenancies.”