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Pro-Brexit Tories & Labour Making People Poorer

Record Food Parcels as Industry Warns of Long-Term Price Hikes The SNP has said that both the Tories and Labour have to answer for making millions of people poorer with their commitment to Brexit, amid growing warnings about the long-term damage being caused by EU

Key campaigners & charities back bold vision for Scotland

Support for First Minister’s Priorities First Minister Humza Yousaf has set out his bold, ambitious vision for government – based on the values of equality, opportunity and community. Among other measures, it includes pledges to tackle child poverty by investing further in the Scottish Child

A Fair Economy Supporting Scotland’s People

Priorities for Sustainable Growth Outlined Fair work and more efficient public services will be at the heart of Scotland’s economy, Deputy First Minister Shona Robison has pledged. Plans to deliver real benefits to the people of Scotland through a strong, green economy, underpinned by the

Financing a Just Transition

New support to increase investment across the North East. The energy transition across the North East will be further boosted by £25 million from the Scottish Government’s Just Transition Fund. The £500 million, 10-year Just Transition Fund was established to accelerate the energy transition in

MSP Visits D&A College for Scottish Apprenticeship Week

Unlocking Potential Graeme Dey marked this year’s Scottish Apprenticeship Week last week with a visit to Dundee & Angus College’s Arbroath Campus. There he met with young people undertaking Foundation Apprenticeships at the College. These programmes have been developed to help young people gain valuable,

Sunak Admits Disadvantage Outside Single Market

‘Special Position’ for Northern Ireland While Scotland Ignored Again Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has admitted that being outside of the European Union puts Scotland at a competitive disadvantage. The admission was made as he outlined how Northern Ireland has been put in a ‘special position’

A Social Contract with Scotland

Final stage of 2023-24 Budget Bill A Scottish Budget which goes further to support the vulnerable and deliver greater benefits than provided in the rest of the UK will be voted on in Parliament today, Tuesday 21st February. Ahead of the final debate and vote

Carer Support Payment to be piloted by the end of this year

Timetable for introduction of future benefits confirmed. Plans for the introduction of further Scottish Government benefits have been published as part of an updated Social Security Programme Business Case. This confirms that Carer Support Payment will be the next payment to be introduced. Social Security