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Mackay ‘fails miserably’ to give clarity on car park tax

6 Feb 2019 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

The man who wants to impose a car park tax on workers across Scotland has “failed miserably” to provide any detail on the controversial plan. Finance secretary Derek Mackay was quizzed by opposition parties in Holyrood today following last week’s … Continue reading


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SNP and Greens ‘bailed out’ by Hammond cash

6 Feb 2019 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

Finance Secretary Derek Mackay was bailed out by the UK Government 6 days before his Budget deal with the Greens – but concealed his windfall from parliament, the Scottish Parliament’s finance committee has heard. Mr Mackay confirmed to the committee … Continue reading


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Lord Advocate should order review of sexual assault case

6 Feb 2019 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

The Scottish Conservatives have asked the Lord Advocate to order a review into the case of Christopher Daniel, who was granted an absolute discharge despite his conviction of repeatedly sexually assaulting a six year old girl. In a letter to … Continue reading


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SNP failed to consult on Car Park Tax

5 Feb 2019 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

The Scottish Government must not “sneak through” its Car Park Tax, the Scottish Conservatives have said today – as it revealed that SNP Ministers failed to consult with anybody about the controversial proposal before pushing it through. In evidence to … Continue reading


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Thousands of Scots denied crucial dementia support

5 Feb 2019 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

Fewer than half of those diagnosed with dementia are receiving the necessary support set out by SNP government targets, it has been revealed. Figures published today stated just 46.7 per cent of new dementia diagnoses were being referred for automatic … Continue reading


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Almost one third of community orders abandoned under SNP

4 Feb 2019 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

Almost a third of community punishments were not completed, according to the latest Scottish Government figures published today. The Criminal Justice Social Work Statistics show that over 30 percent of Community Payback Orders (CPOs) in 2017 – 18 were not … Continue reading


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Car park tax ‘could fall apart before it’s even begun’

4 Feb 2019 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

The SNP’s plan to tax people simply for travelling to work “could fall apart before it’s even begun”, the Scottish Conservatives have said. The party set out a number of unanswered questions in relation to the scheme, which was announced … Continue reading


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Scottish Conservatives propose fast track cancer diagnostic service

4 Feb 2019 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

On World Cancer Day, the Scottish Conservatives have pledged to introduce a fast track diagnostic service for cancer patients in order to significantly improve waiting times in Scotland. The Scottish Conservative system would give patients, GPs and charities the ability … Continue reading