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Murdo Fraser MSP

Businesses suffering as SNP delays full bridge opening

4 Feb 2016 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

Assurances should be given immediately to haulage firms as the Forth Road Bridge remains closed to heavier vehicles, the Scottish Conservatives said today. At First Minister’s Question Time, Murdo Fraser MSP pressed the First Minister for answers as companies across … Continue reading


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Now Sturgeon refuses to rule out tax rises

4 Feb 2016 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon has refused to rule out tax rises beyond May’s Holyrood election. After being questioned on the issue by Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson, the First Minister would not reveal if she wanted to hike income tax … Continue reading


Nanette Milne MSP

Carers due to be given a break as landmark legislation is passed

4 Feb 2016 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

Carers across Scotland will now be given a much needed break thanks to landmark legislation brought forward by the Scottish Conservatives. Previously, there was no provision in place for local authorities to provide time away for unpaid carers. Now, following … Continue reading


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Labour’s tax plans fall to pieces

3 Feb 2016 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

Scottish Labour’s plans for a 1p hike in income tax have already fallen to pieces, the Scottish Conservatives said today. Yesterday, Kezia Dugdale pledged to hike Scots’ income tax by one per cent but critics were quick to slam the … Continue reading


Ian Duncan

Lochhead has lost his grip on farm payments

2 Feb 2016 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

The Scottish Government has admitted thousands of farmers are going to have to wait even longer to receive vital payments. Environment minister Richard Lochhead conceded in Holyrood today that the vast majority are still waiting to get CAP payments, despite … Continue reading


Murdo Fraser MSP

Questions facing Scottish Labour over tax hike

2 Feb 2016 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

Scottish Labour is facing a series of questions over its plans for widespread income tax increases. The party said today it wanted to implement the 1p rise immediately for every worker in Scotland. It then added those on less than … Continue reading


Murdo Fraser MSP

SNP must come clean on second job rule

1 Feb 2016 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

The SNP has been urged to clarify whether or not it has ditched a party rule which bans parliamentarians from having second jobs. It was reported this morning that a quarter of its MPs have additional incomes, including those with … Continue reading


Murdo Fraser MSP

Time to end “Swinney tax”

31 Jan 2016 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

The SNP must heed the evidence and re-think its ill-thought out tax on housebuying, the Scottish Conservatives are warning, as the party sets out its opposition to the SNP’s Budget plans. The call for reform to the new Land and … Continue reading