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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

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

Graeme’s Column

The Scottish Parliament resumes in a few days’ time. Speaking personally, this year’s summer recess has been productive, informative and the kind of battery recharge I haven’t experienced since 2017. Free from the demands of ministerial responsibility, after stepping back from government in January, this

Cost of Living Out of Control Under Tories

Energy Bills Set to Triple for January Alone New forecasts show energy bills are set to triple, with the average energy bill likely to rise to £500 for January 2023 alone. The forecast, by utilities consultants BFY, also predicts that the price cap could rise

Inflation Hits 9.4% as Truss Admits Economic Failure

Scotland Can Do Better The SNP has said that Scotland can’t afford to keep the Tory UK Government, as inflation rises for the ninth consecutive month while Conservatives are focussed on their leadership contest. Figures from the Office for National Statistics show inflation is now

SNP Renew Call for Emergency Budget

Inflation Reaches 40-Year High The UK government is “driving millions of families into absolute poverty”, the SNP has warned, as new inflation figures reach a 40-year high. UK inflation, the rate which shows how quickly prices are rising across the country, has jumped to 9%