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More Choice for People Experiencing Homelessness

Legislation to Suspend Local Connection Rules People experiencing homelessness in Scotland will have the ability to settle and access support wherever they choose under legislation coming into force tomorrow. People can currently be asked to demonstrate their local connection to the area where they present

Graeme Visits DJ Laing for Family Business Week

Celebrating & Supporting Family Firms During the Cost-of-Living Crisis For Family Business Week, Graeme visited DJ Laing in Carnoustie to celebrate their amazing work. DJ Laing was established in 1975 as a civil engineering contractor, by David and Dorothy Laing. Today, the next generation are

NHS Staff Offered Record High Pay Rise

Average Uplift of 7.5% is Highest Offer in the UK A ‘best and final offer’ has been made to NHS Agenda for Change (AfC) workers following pay negotiations with trade unions and employers. The record high pay offer, the best in the UK, will ensure

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

Support our Posties!

Graeme Meets Union Reps, Visits Picket Graeme met with striking local postal workers on the picket lines on Friday morning in a show of solidarity with their cause. It came after he spoke earlier in the week with Communication Workers Union (CWU) representatives in the

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

Scotland Leads Global Action for Nature

International Support for Edinburgh Declaration Over 280 governments, cities and local authorities across the world now support an ambitious Scottish Government-led international plan for nature – and it is hoped more will sign up at COP27. The Edinburgh Declaration is a shared agreement to protect

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

Scotland ‘Significantly Limited’ While Unable to Borrow

Committee: Devolve Powers to Tackle Cost Crisis A new report has called for Holyrood to be given borrowing powers from Westminster in order to tackle to the cost-of-living crisis. The report by the Scottish Parliament’s Social Justice & Social Security Committee, published earlier this week,