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Monthly Archives: September 2021

Tories Impose National Insurance Tax Hike

Scottish families are being shafted by new Tory poll tax Scotland’s families and young people are set to be shafted by Boris Johnson’s plans to impose a National Insurance tax hike on millions, in order to fix Westminster’s social care crisis in England – creating

Trident Would Be Removed By An Independent Scotland

Removing Trident will be one of the most important tasks of an independent Scotland In the run-up to the 2014 independence referendum, UK civil servants were expressly forbidden from drawing up plans for the removal of Trident in the event of a Yes vote. Now,

Improving Broadband Access

Work Starts to Extend Superfast to Rural Communities Tens of thousands of rural and island homes and businesses in Scotland are set to access the UK’s fastest and most reliable broadband. Scottish Government investment of £384 million through the Reaching 100% programme (R100) will see

How we’re Supporting a Strong NHS Workforce

We owe a huge debt of gratitude to our NHS. Day in and day out, doctors, nurses and support staff deliver world class care for patients in Scotland. Here’s how we’re working to maintain a strong NHS workforce. Record high NHS staff levels The number

Almost 300 Extra Ambulance Staff Being Recruited

Additional service resources after £20 million investment Almost 300 additional ambulance service staff are being recruited through a £20 million Scottish Government funding injection made over last year and this year as the NHS continues to remobilise. The latest recruitment tranche unveiled today will see

Don’t Leave the Job Half Done

Remaining Under-40s Urged to Get 2nd Vaccine Dose People aged under 40 who have still to receive their second dose of a COVID vaccine are being urged to book an appointment, or go to a drop-in clinic, and maximise the protection offered. The number of