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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

Time for whole-life sentences to bring justice for murder victims

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

A member’s bill on whole-life sentences will be brought before MSPs following an exchange at First Minister’s Questions today. Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson highlighted the case of the killer of 15-year-old Paige Doherty, who earlier this month had his … Continue reading


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Tens of thousands of businesses won’t benefit from SNP rate relief plan

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

Nearly 100,000 businesses facing rates rises will not benefit from the relief plan announced by the SNP Government yesterday. Following pressure from the Scottish Conservatives, finance secretary Derek Mackay announced a one-year 12.5% cap on rates rises for the hospitality … Continue reading


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BBC announces major investment in Scotland

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

Significant investment in news and programming in Scotland by the BBC has been welcomed by the Scottish Conservatives. Shadow culture secretary Jackson Carlaw said the additional £20 million injection would provide viewers north of the border with exactly what they … Continue reading


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Scottish Conservatives launch major policy paper on the environment

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

A series of new initiatives designed to protect Scotland’s environment and tackle climate change have been published today by the Scottish Conservatives in a major new policy paper. Timed to mark Scottish Environment Week, the country’s main opposition party is … Continue reading


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SNP’s £1 million-a-year splurge on ministerial cars

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

The Scottish Government spends more than £1 million a year on ministers travelling in luxury taxpayer-funded cars. New figures have revealed the scale of the expense as the country prepares to mark Scottish Environment Week. In 2011/12 ministers spent £1.07 … Continue reading


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Another budget u-turn after SNP ‘falls asleep at wheel’ on business rates

21 Feb 2017 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

Finance secretary Derek Mackay has performed another budget u-turn as he seeks to address Scotland’s business rates crisis. Addressing Holyrood today, he said up to £40 million had been discovered within a budget that had previously been “maxed out”. It … Continue reading


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Percentage of CPOs completed drops again

21 Feb 2017 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

The percentage of community payback orders (CPOs) being completed has dropped once again according to Scottish Government statistics. Only 67.6% of orders were completed in 2015/16, down from 68% the year before, and 70.3% in 2013/14. It indicates a worrying trend … Continue reading


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SNP must “mind the gap” on tax

21 Feb 2017 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

The Scottish Conservatives are warning the SNP that they must “mind the gap” with the rest of the UK ahead of today’s key vote on tax rates. The warning comes as the Scottish Parliament prepares to vote for the first time to set … Continue reading