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New stats show rate of Scots businesses far lower than UK average

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

Scotland has a significantly lower rate of businesses per head of population than the rest of the UK, new figures have revealed today. The official Businesses in Scotland 2017 report stated there were 393 enterprises for every 10,000 adults north … Continue reading


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Swinney admits that Named person policy has significant problems

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

Education secretary John Swinney appeared before MSPs today, admitting the Scottish Government’s keynote Named Person policy is facing major problems. He stated that difficulties remain both in terms of parliamentary scrutiny and public trust in the policy. His admission highlighted … Continue reading


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SNP’s multi-million GP recruitment scheme secures just 18 new doctors

6 Nov 2017 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

An SNP initiative to hire more GPs has attracted just 18 new doctors in the two years since it was launched. It has been revealed that the GP Recruitment and Retention Programme, unveiled in 2015, hasn’t even delivered a single … Continue reading


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SNP Tax Facts

6 Nov 2017 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

The SNP has outlined several options for income tax increases ahead of their next Budget. What do they mean for you and your family? How many people will be affected? And are they really necessary? Here’s ten key facts you … Continue reading


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SNP should meet cost of ‘freebies’ from own pocket instead of hiking taxes

5 Nov 2017 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

The Scottish Conservatives have called on the SNP to meet the cost of their policy priorities from their existing resources, rather than the pockets of taxpayers. This week Nicola Sturgeon revealed proposals to increase taxes on those earning over £24,000 … Continue reading


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Scottish Government fails to tackle lengthy sheriff court delays

4 Nov 2017 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

More than half of sheriff courts are taking longer to process cases than they were last year. In addition, only half of sheriff courts are meeting the 26 week target (from issuing a caution or charge to reaching a verdict) … Continue reading


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Tax plans risk recession

3 Nov 2017 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

A deal to inflate tax rates risks pushing Scotland back into recession, the Scottish Conservatives are warning. The Scottish Government’s own analysis in its tax discussion paper concludes that Labour, Lib Dem and Green plans all will negatively impact Scottish … Continue reading


Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson MSP speaking during First Minister's Questions held in the Scottish parliament, Edinburgh today. 09 June 2016. Pic - Andrew Cowan/Scottish Parliament

Earn 24k – pay more under the SNP

2 Nov 2017 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

The Scottish Conservatives have hit out at SNP proposals to increase taxes on those earning over £24,000. At First Minister’s Questions, party leader Ruth Davidson also challenged Nicola Sturgeon to do more to support economic growth – amid further evidence … Continue reading