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SNP merger of Police Scotland and BTP delayed

21 Feb 2018 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

The controversial move to bring the British Transport Police under the control of Scotland’s single force has been delayed. The SNP wants Police Scotland to take control of transport policing north of the border, despite BTP officers and other experts … Continue reading


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Childcare availability worse for poorest families under SNP

15 Feb 2018 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

Figures compiled from the Care Inspectorate; Early Learning and Childcare Statistics, show that childcare availability for poorer families has decreased while for more affluent families it is increasing. The SNP has committed to making childcare provisions available and equal to all. … Continue reading


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“Damning” report exposes SNP’s flawed childcare plans

15 Feb 2018 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

A report for Audit Scotland into the SNP childcare and early learning policy has raised a series of concerns regarding its achievability and planning. Councils are preparing to provide 1,140 funded hours for all 3 and 4-year-olds – and eligible … Continue reading


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Productivity in Scotland under SNP lowest since 2009

14 Feb 2018 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

Figures released today by the Scottish Government have shown that Scotland’s productivity (output per hour worked) has dropped to its lowest level in more than eight years. The Labour Productivity Statistics for the July-September 2017 Quarter show that Scotland’s trend … Continue reading


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Report reveals 20% cut to pothole funding

12 Feb 2018 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

Funding to maintain Scotland’s roads has been cut by a fifth over the last seven years, a new report has revealed. Cosla’s Local Government Benchmarking Framework report stated cash invested in roads maintenance to tackle issues like potholes had decreased … Continue reading


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Campaign to create accredited ‘dementia-friendly’ tourism register for Scotland

11 Feb 2018 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

A register of dementia-friendly tourist destinations should be created to help sufferers and boost the sector, the Scottish Conservatives have said. It would enable attractions north of the border to become accredited sites for people with conditions like Alzheimer’s, as … Continue reading


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Action needed to avoid politicisation of civil service

11 Feb 2018 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

Scottish Conservatives have called for action to be taken to ensure that the Scottish civil service remains impartial. Scottish Conservative MSP Donald Cameron has written to the Permanent Secretary, Leslie Evans, calling for an end to the ‘slow erosion of … Continue reading


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Scottish Conservatives offer to help SNP pass reform to police structures

9 Feb 2018 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

The Scottish Conservatives have said the SNP should pass a new law to increase oversight of Scottish policing – and have offered to “donate” their parliamentary time to help. There is a parliamentary majority for creating a greater role for … Continue reading