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Rishi Sunak’s UK Budget: What You Need to Know

When we cut through the Tory spin, Rishi Sunak’s UK Budget falls apart under the slightest scrutiny. This Budget – with the combination of Tory welfare cuts, misplaced tax hikes and a damaging Brexit – leaves millions of Scottish families worse off. Here’s a summary

Nicola Sturgeon, First Minister of Scotland, speaking at a podium in Bute House

First Minister Praises ‘Inspirational’ Young People

Launch of the UN Climate Change Conference of Youth. Young people will be the conscience of COP and world leaders must act on their demand for urgent action to tackle climate change, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is expected to say today. Addressing 400 delegates from

Flu and COVID-19 Vaccine Roll-Out

Invitation letters for next eligible groups. Scotland’s flu and COVID-19 Booster programmes are continuing with pace as people aged 60 to 69 and adults aged 16 and over with underlying health conditions will start to receive invitations for their flu and COVID-19 booster vaccinations through

Vaccine Certification Enforcement Gets Underway

Proof of status needed at higher risk venues. The Coronavirus vaccine certification scheme will become subject to enforcement from today meaning higher risk venues and events affected must verify customers are fully vaccinated, or otherwise exempt, before entry. The grace period from the October 1st

£15 Million to Help Improve Mental Wellbeing

New Communities Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund launched. A new fund will help tackle the impact of social isolation, loneliness and the mental health inequalities made worse by the pandemic.    The £15 million Communities Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund aims to support adult community-based

Caring For Those Who Care For Us

Wellbeing support for staff in health and social care. The Scottish Government is asking what types of wellbeing support health and social care staff need the most from the recent £300 million announcement of a Winter Support Package. Following the announcement of a further £4

Childcare Savings for Families

Transformational offer helping thousands across the country. Families of more than 79,000 children are saving almost £5,000 per child annually, thanks to the Scottish Government’s expanded Early Learning and Childcare (ELC) offer. Since August, all three and four-year-olds and two-year-olds who need it most have