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Exporters Express ‘Real Fear’ of Retained EU Law Bill

Brexit ‘Shock to the System’ for Trading Scottish exporters have expressed their concern around the UK Government’s Retained EU Law Bill, which seeks to revoke over 2,400 pieces of EU legislation that were included in the UK statute book at the end of the Brexit transition

Here’s How the Tories Threaten our NHS

In an independent Scotland, we can be certain Westminster governments will not be able to threaten our NHS. That threat is real and growing. Tory threat of privatisation in post-Brexit trade deals After dragging Scotland out of the EU against our will, Rishi Sunak and

Nicola Sturgeon’s Address about Scotland’s Future

Earlier today, the Supreme Court delivered its judgment on the Lord Advocate’s reference, seeking clarity on whether or not the Scotland Act 1998 allows the Scottish Parliament to legislate for a referendum on independence. First of all – while I am obviously very disappointed by

An Autumn Statement Forgetting the Pressure on Devolved Budgets

Household ‘paying a steep price for UK economic mismanagement’ The UK Government’s Autumn Statement fails to address the pressure on devolved budgets to help people with the cost-of-living crisis, support public services, and finance fair pay offers, according to Deputy First Minister John Swinney. –

Warning Against a Return to Austerity

Calls for Inflationary Uplift to Scottish Budget Deputy First Minister John Swinney has warned that a return to austerity would have significant consequences for people and public services, ahead of the UK Government’s Autumn Statement. Mr Swinney has called for an alternative to austerity to

Brexit Shortfall of £982 per Angus Household

Business Leader Says ‘No Evidence’ of Brexit Dividend Households and businesses in Angus and across Scotland are being made to suffer from the worst of the Tories’ botched Brexit, which it is estimated has thus far cost the UK as a whole £31bn. That would

Tory Cuts & Cost Crisis Hitting Living Standards

Incomes Down, Foodbank Use Up Westminster cuts have led to “the biggest deterioration in living standards in living memory”, according to a new report from the Child Poverty Action Group. The report points to “a gradual degradation of living standards since 2016 due to [UK

The Revised Proposals for the New UK Parliamentary Constituencies

New UK Parliamentary constituencies in Scotland have been proposed The Boundary Commission for Scotland has today published its Revised Proposals for new UK Parliamentary constituencies in Scotland as part of its 2023 Review. Today marks the start of a 4-week public consultation, running until Monday

Biggest Interest Rate Rise in Decades

Scotland at the Mercy of Tory Economic Turmoil The Bank of England has announced that interest rates are to be increased to 3%, to try to combat spiralling inflation as a result of the Tory cost-of-living crisis. This latest 0.75% rise – the biggest hike

Here’s How Scottish Independence Will Benefit Workers

The Westminster Chaos As Westminster descends even deeper into chaos under this Tory government, it’s clear that the UK no longer offers prosperity and stability. After 12 years of austerity and a damaging Brexit, the UK is in decline – with low productivity, low growth,