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UK Spring Budget Falls Short on Vital Lifelines

A ‘Missed Opportunity’ for Meaningful Action Graeme has criticised the UK Government’s Spring Budget statement as falling far short on vital help for households, businesses and public services through the cost of living crisis. The Scottish Government has accused the Chancellor of the Exchequer of

Increased support for students

Uplift in bursaries and loan packages. Financial support available to undergraduate students will rise by £900 from the start of the 2023-24 academic year. Estranged students in higher education and other undergraduate learners with the lowest household income will see their maximum support package increase

Here’s how Scottish independence will benefit workers

As another Tory government presides over the worst cost-of-living crisis in decades, it’s clear that the UK no longer offers prosperity and stability. After 13 years of austerity and a damaging Brexit, the UK is in decline – with low productivity, low growth, stagnant wages

Scotland should not have to pay the price of a failing Brexit

UK Fundamentally on the Wrong Path Almost three years on from Brexit, blatantly imposed on Scotland by the Tories and their Labour accomplices at Westminster, the economic damage of it gets starker by the day. The immense damage of Brexit has been felt by businesses,

No One Should Be Forced Onto Pre-Payment Meter

SNP Urge Ban on Forced Switches The UK government is being urged to ban energy companies from forcing households on to pre-payment energy meters. The call comes after regulator Ofgem opened an investigation into the practice, where providers force the switch on customers who have

Brexit Damage Continues to Mount

Harm Ongoing Two Years after Transition Period End Two years on from the end of the transition period to leave the European Union after 47 years of membership, Scotland’s economy is continuing to feel the negative impacts of Brexit. The cost of living crisis and

An Autumn Statement Forgetting the Pressure on Devolved Budgets

Household ‘paying a steep price for UK economic mismanagement’ The UK Government’s Autumn Statement fails to address the pressure on devolved budgets to help people with the cost-of-living crisis, support public services, and finance fair pay offers, according to Deputy First Minister John Swinney. –

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