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Pound Falls To Record Low

All you need to know While families face a brutal cost-of-living crisis, the UK Tory government’s ‘mini budget’ was a big handout for the very richest. Liz Truss and Kwasi Kwarteng made the decision to increase bankers’ bonuses and give those earning over £150,000 a

‘Gaping Hole’ In Support for Off-Grid Homes

Rural Scotland ‘Hung Out to Dry’ The SNP has condemned the UK Government’s lack of support with energy bills for households not connected to the energy grid. The UK Government previously announced it would offer just £100 in total to households across the UK who

The New UK Prime Minister

Liz Truss is the new UK Prime Minister It comes after the Conservative Party spent over two months tearing itself to shreds over the leadership contest – completely ignoring the devastating cost-of-living crisis they’ve helped to create. So who is Liz Truss? Here’s a summary

Bank Holiday Arrangements

State Funeral of The Queen Guidance has been issued by the Scottish Government for the bank holiday on Monday 19 September for the State Funeral of The Queen. Schools should close as a mark of respect. This advice also applies to other education settings that

Sunak Concedes Brexit is Fuelling Cost Crisis

‘Damning’ Admission by Tory Leadership Contender The SNP has reiterated the point that independence is the only route to escape the damage of Brexit and Westminster control, after Rishi Sunak admitted labour shortages facing the UK are playing a part in the cost-of-living crisis hammering

Families & Businesses Left Behind by Westminster Inaction

Zero Urgency from Tories on Cost-of-Living Crisis Friday last week brought confirmation of news we’ve all been dreading. Regulator Ofgem confirmed that the energy price cap is set to rise by 80% from October, with average household bills increasing to more than £3,500 a year.

Latest 80% Energy Price Cap Rise Must be Cancelled

Typical Houshold Bill to Hit £3,549 As experts had warned they would, Ofgem have today announced a huge further rise in the energy price cap from October – an increase of 80% on the current cap of £1,971. This will see the average household energy

What EU Countries Are Doing to Help with the Cost of Living

Food prices are rising, energy prices are soaring – they’re on track to hit over £3,600 a year from January – and the UK Tories are too distracted by an increasingly right-wing leadership contest to do anything about it. While UK salaries fell at the fastest rate on

Downing Street Favourite Spells Disaster for Scotland

Truss Would Impose Brexit-style Wrecking Tactics The SNP has warned that Scotland faces the hard-Brexit treatment under a Liz Truss administration, with the favourite to succeed Boris Johnson playing even further into the Tory hardliners’ playbook. Having already made sweeping promises to cut jobs and

How Brexit is Damaging Businesses and Livelihoods

Brexit is making us all poorer: the facts Scotland overwhelmingly voted against Brexit but it was imposed by the Tories, resulting in long-term economic decline and making the cost of living crisis even worse. Brexit is also fully supported by Keir Starmer and Anas Sarwar