Analysis: Rising Council Tax will be another squeeze on low-income Scots
Even increases in the most inexpensive Council Tax bands could threaten the financial stability of those living precariously, Sean Bell finds
COUNCIL TAX, infamously, doesn’t care how much – or little – money you make.
‘Scotland ignored’: First minister says Davidson and Mundell have ‘no option’ but to resign
Ian Blackford told the prime minister her deal was “dead in the water”
FIRST MINISTER Nicola Sturgeon has said the Scottish Secretary of State David Mundell and Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson have “no option” but to resign following the publication of the draft Brexit Withdrawal Agreement, as the prime minister hangs on by a thread.
TSSA warns of ‘Winter of Discontent’ as Holyrood votes against ScotRail nationalisation
Rail union condemns SNP for siding with the Tories in favour of not activating the break clause, while Labour are accused of “rank hypocrisy”
A SCOTTISH LABOUR PROPOSAL aiming to compel the Scottish Government to exercise a break clause in ScotRail’s contract, end Abellio’s franchise and move towards nationalisation was defeated today (14 November), eliciting condemnation from the Transport Salaried Staffs’ Association trade union.
Scottish Parliament slams Universal Credit ahead of UN inquiry into Tory austerity
Tory welfare cuts will result in £3.7b reduction of social security spending in Scotland
THE SCOTTISH PARLIAMENT united against both the Scottish Conservatives and the UK Government during a debate on the impact of Universal Credit and Tory welfare cuts on those in poverty in Holyrood today [6 November].
The debate comes as the United Nations special investigator on extreme poverty and human rights, Philip Alston, begins a two-week inquiry into the impact of austerity in the UK and its effect on human rights.
Analysis: Why a ‘tax divide’ is unlikely to see Scotland lose money
Despite recent Tory warnings that the Scottish Government must match English tax cuts, attempts by high-earners to pay tax south of the Border would be self-defeating
THE WARNINGS are both familiar and predictable. Should the Scottish Government use its limited powers to set income tax at too great a variance with that in England, disasters are prophesised – even if they seldom transpire.
LGBT campaign and teachers' union call on leading Scottish Tories to distance themselves from anti-Trans article calling teachers 'abusive nihilists'
Murdo Fraser MSP, finance spokesperson, and Liz Smith MSP, education spokesperson, among contributors to website that published call to "brutalise" teachers and campaigners
SCOTLAND’S EIS teacher's union and a leading LGBT+ education campaign have called on leading Scottish Conservative MSPs to distance themselves from a website that published an article calling for action against "perverts" and "abusive nihilists" who teach children about gender diversity in schools.