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SNP challenged to keep manifesto commitment on tax

12 Dec 2017 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

The Scottish Conservatives will use their party business in the Scottish Parliament tomorrow (Wednesday) to challenge the SNP to stick to their own manifesto promise on tax. The motion calls ‘on the Scottish Government to freeze the Basic Rate of … Continue reading


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Sturgeon should reveal tax-hike views of her own economic group

11 Dec 2017 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

Nicola Sturgeon should reveal the views of her own Council of Economic Advisers in relation to planned tax hikes, the Scottish Conservatives have said. The nationalists are understood to be planning an increase in income tax as part of this … Continue reading


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Scottish Government must cut the waste not raise taxes

10 Dec 2017 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

More than £100 million of taxpayers’ money has been “chucked in the bin” under the SNP Government, the Scottish Conservatives can reveal today. It comes as the party begins a new campaign today to “cut the waste” ahead of this … Continue reading


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Police chief had £53k tax bill settled from public purse

8 Dec 2017 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

A senior police officer had their personal tax bill worth £53,000 settled by the tax payer, an Audit Scotland report has revealed. The same deputy chief constable – who isn’t named – also received £49,000 in relocation expenses. Neither payment … Continue reading


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Ruth welcomes Brexit deal progress

8 Dec 2017 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson has welcomed a breakthrough in negotiations between Britain and the EU on the Brexit deal. She said the announcement was “a real step forward”, and that the agreement “ensures the integrity of the UK”. Scottish … Continue reading


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SNP roll-out of low emissions zones ‘unrealistic’

7 Dec 2017 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

The timescale for the SNP’s drive to create low emissions zones in Scotland’s cities is unrealistic and causes concern to thousands of motorists, the Scottish Conservatives have said. Transport minister Humza Yousaf confirmed today that trial zones will be in … Continue reading


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Sturgeon pledges to stick with ‘broken’ named person plans

7 Dec 2017 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

Nicola Sturgeon will plough ahead with her hated named person plans, despite the policy being “in tatters”. The First Minister was challenged on the issue today by Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson, who said the parliament had now joined parents … Continue reading


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Scottish Conservative councils urge the SNP not to cut their budgets further

7 Dec 2017 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

The Scottish Conservative leaders of four councils have joined forces with the Scottish Conservative Shadow Cabinet Secretary on Finance to urge the Scottish Government not to impose further cuts on local authority budgets. The letter to Derek McKay makes clear … Continue reading