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Austerity measures ‘must continue for 50 years’ to rescue UK finances

ITV NEWS REPORT 17th July 2018 Tax hikes and spending cuts worth an extra £39 billion every decade for the next 50 years would be needed to prevent ballooning national debt levels, the UK’s fiscal watchdog has warned. Photo: Tax hikes and spending cuts worth an extra £39 billion every decade for the next 50 […]Read More »

Scottish Independence March held in Inverness

An estimated 14,000 people have marched in support of Scottish Independence, in one of the largest ever political rallies held in the Scottish Highlands. #auob #auobinverness Scottish Independence March held in Inverness An estimated 14,000 people have marched in support of Scottish Independence, in one of the largest ever political rallies held in the Scottish […]Read More »

Michael Russell's full speech in defence of Scotland's parliament.

Minister for UK Negotiations on Scotland’s Place in Europe, Michael Russell Presiding Officer, When Donald Dewar spoke at the opening of the Scottish Parliament – the re-opening as he himself acknowledged – on the 1st of July 1999 he talked of it being : “a new stage on a journey begun long ago and which […]Read More »

Investing in Scotland’s Entrepreneurs

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced new support today to help drive entrepreneurial networks so that budding entrepreneurs can use them to share ideas, experience and seek support, investment and expertise. A total of £650,000 funding will be provided through Entrepreneurial Scotland – an organisation that aims to inspire and develop Scotland’s people to build the […]Read More »

Alcohol Minimum Unit Pricing

Scotland is the first country in the world to implement minimum unit pricing for alcohol. There will be a minimum 50 pence per unit price to tackle the damage caused by cheap, high strength alcohol. Minimum unit pricing for alcohol comes into force in Scotland today.#MUP #minimumunitpricing pic.twitter.com/7RhZf2gulG — Scottish Government (@scotgov) 1 May 2018 […]Read More »

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 »

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