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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.

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

Call for UK Government to Act on Rail Strikes

Swift Resolution Needed to Avert Further Industrial Action Scottish Government Transport Minister, Jenny Gilruth MSP, has called on the U.K. Transport Secretary to act in the ongoing dispute between Network Rail and Trade Unions across the GB Rail Network. Network Rail is an arms length

Short-changed and Ignored by Westminster

Whether it’s Brexit, City Deals, pensions or welfare, Tory governments at Westminster have a long record of short-changing Scotland. In total, the figure amounts to £10.3 billion – or £2000 per person in Scotland. This is the price of Westminster control: far from “levelling up”

Spring Statement Fails to Tackle Soaring Living Costs

Scottish Finance Secretary Responds to UK Government Plans The UK Government has not delivered the support and help that families and businesses need today, according to Finance Secretary Kate Forbes. Responding to the Spring Statement, Ms Forbes said the Chancellor failed to help thousands of

No to National Insurance Rise

Fresh Pleas to UK Government on Tax Hike As warnings about the cost-of-living crisis continue to grow, Graeme has issued a fresh call for the Tory UK government not to increase National Insurance. The SNP has described the crisis as Tory-made, with Graeme saying that

The Cost of UK Tax Evasion & Avoidance

How Scotland Loses £3bn The UK leads the world in tax evasion and abuse – and as a result of Westminster’s failure to clamp down on it, the UK loses £38 billion a year. The UK only has 0.86% of the world’s population – but