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Coronavirus halts benefits transfer

1 Apr 2020 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

The Scottish Government has requested a delay to the transfer of new benefits powers to Holyrood following the coronavirus pandemic. Social security secretary Shirley-Anne Somerville confirmed today that the UK Government had agreed to continue paying disability benefits including Child … Continue reading


Scottish Conservatives to support bulk of emergency legislation

31 Mar 2020 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

The Scottish Conservatives will support the majority of proposals tabled tomorrow as part of Holyrood’s emergency response to the coronavirus. However, amendments will be sought on plans to change Freedom of Information laws and to scrap jury trials. The party … Continue reading


Indefinite delay on childcare expansion ‘not unexpected’

31 Mar 2020 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

The Scottish Conservatives have called the SNP’s removal of the August 2020 deadline for local authorities to provide 1140 free hours of childcare “extremely disappointing but not unexpected”. The Scottish government has, last night, announced their decision to indefinitely delay … Continue reading


Sturgeon should think twice before readmitting Salmond

30 Mar 2020 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

Nicola Sturgeon has been urged to think carefully before allowing her predecessor Alex Salmond to relaunch his political ambitions within the SNP. The former First Minister was cleared last week of a number of sexual assault charges. However, questions about … Continue reading


Scots stand ready to help NHS volunteering scheme

25 Mar 2020 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

Thousands of Scots stand ready to help an NHS volunteering scheme, and the SNP government should waste no time in setting one up, the Scottish Conservatives have said. Yesterday, UK health secretary Matt Hancock announced an initiative which allows members … Continue reading


Jackson urges greater support for self-employed

24 Mar 2020 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

Jackson Carlaw, Leader of the Scottish Conservatives, has today urged Rishi Sunak, the Chancellor of the Exchequer to help and support self-employed Scots. In a letter to Mr Sunak, Jackson asks the Chancellor to “deliver support to this vital part … Continue reading


Scottish Conservatives call for plastic bag tax to be temporarily lifted

20 Mar 2020 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

The Scottish Conservatives have suggested that for the next six months Scottish retailers should no longer be obliged to charge 5p for each single use carrier bag supplied with online deliveries. The call has been made after a similar measure … Continue reading


NHS staff must have parking charges waived amid crisis

19 Mar 2020 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

NHS staff at the three Scottish hospitals which still demand payment for parking should have their charges waived, the Scottish Conservatives have said. Workers at the Edinburgh and Glasgow Royal Infirmaries, as well as Ninewells in Dundee, are still charged … Continue reading