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Emergency Budget Review

Leading Economists to Give Expert Advice Members of an expert panel providing advice to the Scottish Government as part of its Emergency Budget Review (EBR) have been confirmed. Sir Anton Muscatelli, Professor Frances Ruane and Professor Mike Brewer will assess the impact on Scotland of

Accessing Help for Cost of Living

New ‘One Stop Shop’ Website for Advice & Information A new website providing information on the wide range of advice and financial support available to people in Scotland has been launched. Developed by the Scottish Government as a ‘one stop shop’ to help those struggling

Rural Visa Pilot Proposed

Tailored Migration Solution Needed A proposal for a bespoke rural visa pilot scheme for Scotland, endorsed by the Scottish Parliament, has been published. This community-driven and employer-based migration proposal has been jointly developed by the Scottish Government, local authorities and key representatives from employers and

New Draft Cycling Framework for Scotland

Climate Week Sees Consultation Launched The Scottish Government has launched a 12-week consultation on the new draft Cycling Framework for Scotland. The published document sets out the draft strategic priorities for everyday cycling to 2030 – supporting the Active Travel vision of communities shaped around

‘Gaping Hole’ In Support for Off-Grid Homes

Rural Scotland ‘Hung Out to Dry’ The SNP has condemned the UK Government’s lack of support with energy bills for households not connected to the energy grid. The UK Government previously announced it would offer just £100 in total to households across the UK who

Help Shape the New National Care Service

Applications Open to Join Lived Experience Experts Panel Adults with first-hand experience of social care services in Scotland are being invited to help design the new National Care Service (NCS) from today. Applications are now open for both the Lived Experience Experts Panel (LEEP) and

Rent Freeze Focus of Programme for Government

Ministers Act to Protect People in Cost Crisis A combined rent freeze and moratorium on evictions to help people through the cost crisis has been announced as the centrepiece of the 2022-23 Programme for Government (PfG). The programme outlines emergency legislation which will be introduced

Programme for Government

Scottish Child Payment Increasing from 14 November First Minister Nicola Sturgeon will set out a raft of actions today (Tuesday 6 September) in a Programme for Government designed to help people through the cost emergency. The package will include an increase in Scottish Child Payment

Sunak Concedes Brexit is Fuelling Cost Crisis

‘Damning’ Admission by Tory Leadership Contender The SNP has reiterated the point that independence is the only route to escape the damage of Brexit and Westminster control, after Rishi Sunak admitted labour shortages facing the UK are playing a part in the cost-of-living crisis hammering

Delivering for Scottish Agriculture

Consultation to Shape Future Agriculture Bill The next stage in making Scotland a global leader in sustainable and regenerative agriculture has been launched. People are being urged to take part in a consultation on the Scottish Government’s forthcoming Agriculture Bill. The Scottish Government climate change