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Scotland’s £1750 Union dividend revealed

23 Aug 2017 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

People in Scotland benefited from a Union dividend of £1750 per head last year, according to new figures released today on Scotland’s finances. This is an increase on the £1600 boost set out in last year’s Government Expenditure and Revenue Scotland … Continue reading


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Business rates system ‘needs overhaul, not tinkering round the edges’

22 Aug 2017 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

A review into business rates merely tinkers round the edges when the overhaul of a broken system is required, the Scottish Conservatives have said. The Barclay Review, released today, sought to address concerns from businesses of all sizes across the … Continue reading


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Scotland should pursue volunteer tuition to close attainment gap

20 Aug 2017 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

The Scottish Government should back volunteer programmes which provide tuition for pupils from deprived backgrounds, the Scottish Conservatives have said today. Elsewhere in the UK, government-funded schemes sign up volunteers from the local community to provide extra tuition for children … Continue reading


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Blow for rehabilitation as fewer inmates involved in purposeful activity

18 Aug 2017 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

More than 1000 prisoners in Scotland aren’t engaged in work or purposeful activity, new figures have revealed. It means 17 per cent of inmates aren’t taking meaningful steps towards rehabilitation. According to the Scottish Prison Service, there are currently 6266 … Continue reading


Liz Smith

Deprived Scots pupils less likely to get to university than rUK counterparts

17 Aug 2017 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

The number of Scottish pupils from deprived areas winning a place at university is significantly behind the equivalent statistic for England. Today, youngsters south of the border received exam results, and figures from UCAS have revealed that 16.5 per cent … Continue reading


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More than 1000 mental health patients sent to other boards for care

17 Aug 2017 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

More than 1000 mental health patients have been sent to other health boards for treatment in the past three years, new figures have revealed. Research by the Scottish Conservatives showed patients being sent between NHS boards north of the border, … Continue reading


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Give headteachers power to ban mobile phones in schools

16 Aug 2017 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

Headteachers should have clear guidance allowing them to remove smartphones from school if they deem it necessary, a Scottish Conservative MSP has said today. It follows academic evidence that restricting access to smartphone use by pupils can boost educational attainment … Continue reading


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Demands for new strategy after scale of drugs deaths revealed

15 Aug 2017 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

The Scottish Government must urgently embark on a new drugs strategy after figures revealed deaths had doubled in the past decade. Statistics released today showed there were 827 drug-related deaths north of the border in 2016, an increase of almost … Continue reading