FSB; The UK government must act to fix Scotland's "unacceptable" mobile phone coverage

The UK government must act to fix Scotland’s “unacceptable” mobile phone coverage, the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) is set to tell MPs. (Article Source via BBC News) www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-business-42902978 The FSB says official figures show 17% of Scotland’s landmass has 4G mobile coverage, compared to 60% in England. It will also tell Westminster’s Scottish Affairs […]Read More »

“Overwhelming case” for Scotland-specific migration system.

A tailored migration system for Scotland (Scot Gov Website News) “Overwhelming case” for Scotland-specific system. Scotland’s population projections show there is an ‘overwhelming case’ for Scotland to have the power to tailor its own migration policy, External Affairs Secretary Fiona Hyslop has said. With the number of deaths expected to outweigh the number of births […]Read More »

Call for Brexit analysis to be made public

Scot Gov Website; Impact on jobs and living standards should be known. Following the leak of the UK Government’s impact analysis of Brexit the Minister for UK Negotiations on Scotland’s Place in Europe Michael Russell has written to Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union David Davis to say the Scottish Government will release […]Read More »

Budget stage 1; NHS, economy and the low paid to benefit

Scot Gov Website News Article: Scotland’s NHS, the economy, public sector workers and the low paid will benefit from the Scottish budget, Finance Secretary Derek Mackay said today as he confirmed he had reached an agreement that will see the financial plan passed at all stages by the Scottish Parliament. The budget takes steps to […]Read More »

Scot Gov Call for strengthened Brexit dialogue

Russell sets out suggestions to new Minister of State. (Scot Gov News) The UK Government must work more closely with devolved governments as they embark on a second phase of negotiations with the EU in order to achieve best possible outcome, said Minister for UK Negotiations on Scotland’s Place in Europe Michael Russell. Following economic […]Read More »

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