The Scottish Government
Will the robots take our jobs? 'Very difficult to tell', STUC and Scottish Government find
A new report by STUC and the Scottish Government has examined the impact automation will have on the Scottish labour market
IT IS “very difficult to tell” whether technological change will lead to a major disruption of employment in Scotland, but it is likely to increase inequality, a new report by the Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) and Scottish Government has found in a report to coincide with the beginning of STUC annual congress.
Scottish and Welsh governments send letter opposing Brexit Bill to Theresa May
Devolved governments send joint letter asking for amendments to EU (Withdrawal) Bill
THE SCOTTISH government has sent a letter to Theresa May asking her to respect the powers of devolution after Brexit.
Alongside Welsh Prime Minister Carwyn Jones, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is proposing amendments to the European (Withdrawal) Bill that will allow the transfer of powers to the Scottish Parliament and Welsh assembly when the UK leaves the EU in 2019.
Nukewatch warns of danger to Scotland from transporting nuclear weapons
Green MSP highlights potential dangers of nuclear weapon transportation in Scotland
A CAMPAIGN group has warned that Scotland is totally unprepared for any potential serious accident involving the transportation of nuclear warheads.
Nukewatch UK released a report at the weeknd claiming weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and explosives transported by road pose a serious risk to public safety due to lack of planning by local authorities.
The report was based on data collected by Green MSP Mark Ruskell from autumn 2016 to spring of this year.
Scotland makes bid for Japanese partnership amid Brexit chaos
Scottish Government reaches out to Japanese as investment from the country hits record high
FIONA HYSLOP met with Japanese investors today (13 February) in a bid to develop greater trade ties and two way foreign investment amid the uncertainty caused by the UK’s exit of the European Union.
Her meeting in Tokyo comes at the same time as news showing that Japanese firms have an invested record extra turnover of £187m in the Scottish economy.
The SNP's local tax plan: 10 things you should know
Common Weal Policy critique the Scottish Government's new local tax plans
THE Scottish Government has outlined its plans to reform the Council Tax. The key changes are:
- The tax burden for Band's E-H (the higher valued properties) will increase by PS105, PS207, PS335, and PS517 per annum respectively. This is expected to raise an additional PS100 million for local services. Council tax relief will be offered to pensioners who are asset rich but income poor.
Five reasons you should care about the European North Sea "super-grid"
Plans for a North Sea "super-grid" could be the beginning of European energy inter-dependence based on green energy. Common Weal Policy explain why it could be a historic development in energy distribution for Scotland and Europe