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Extra Support for Mental Health at Work

Employers given tools to understand and improve mental health of workers. Businesses will have access to a free online platform offering practical ways to boost mental health in the workplace from today (Thursday 11 August). Face-to-face training opportunities, clear guidance on the legal duties of

Improving Cancer Waiting Times

£10 million allocated to speed up cancer services. Cancer patients are set for faster access to treatment as an additional £10 million has been allocated to help improve waiting times. The new money, to be shared among the health boards, will boost the number of

Results Day 2022

Near record pass rates for National 5s, Highers and Advanced Highers in an exam year. Pass rates for National 5s, Highers and Advanced Highers have increased to near record levels for any exam year since current qualifications were introduced. The overall percentage of A grades

What EU Countries Are Doing to Help with the Cost of Living

Food prices are rising, energy prices are soaring – they’re on track to hit over £3,600 a year from January – and the UK Tories are too distracted by an increasingly right-wing leadership contest to do anything about it. While UK salaries fell at the fastest rate on

Energy Price Cap & Interest Rates Increasing 

Tory Negligence Sees Households Face ‘Double-Whammy’ The SNP has warned of a ‘double-whammy’ hit to households in the coming months, after changes to interest rates and the energy price cap were announced this week. Ofgem confirmed on Thursday 4th August that the energy price cap,

Downing Street Favourite Spells Disaster for Scotland

Truss Would Impose Brexit-style Wrecking Tactics The SNP has warned that Scotland faces the hard-Brexit treatment under a Liz Truss administration, with the favourite to succeed Boris Johnson playing even further into the Tory hardliners’ playbook. Having already made sweeping promises to cut jobs and

Constituency Assistant to Graeme Dey MSP

Job: Constituency Assistant – Graeme Dey MSP Location: Arbroath with occasional travel to the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh Salary: £24,185 (pro-rata) Hours: (Full-Time/Part-Time) dependant on candidate Term: Fixed term, 12 months The post attracts an employer’s pension contribution equivalent to 10% of salary. Holiday entitlement: 25 days per annum,

How Brexit is Damaging Businesses and Livelihoods

Brexit is making us all poorer: the facts Scotland overwhelmingly voted against Brexit but it was imposed by the Tories, resulting in long-term economic decline and making the cost of living crisis even worse. Brexit is also fully supported by Keir Starmer and Anas Sarwar

Transforming Heating in Homes

Zero Direct Emission Plans for All New Buildings Proposals for all new buildings to be fitted with climate-friendly alternatives to fossil fuel heating systems have been published. The New Building Heat Standard (Part II) consultation sets out plans that would mean direct emissions heating systems