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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

Cost of Living Continues to Soar

Recent announcements to further increase cost of living. Today Ofgem has announced a rise in the energy price cap. The energy price cap will increase from 1 April for approximately 22 million customers. Those on default tariffs paying by direct debit will see an increase

Tory Cost of Living Crisis: What it Means in our Daily Lives

The impact of the Tory cost-of-living crisis reaches far and wide. However it’s disproportionately impacting the poorest, most vulnerable members of society. Meanwhile, the UK Tory government is too busy indulging in party scandals, cronyism, peerages for donors and saving Boris Johnson’s skin – instead

Here’s how the two-party Westminster system fails Scotland

Christian Wakeford, a right-wing, Brexit-loving Tory MP, has defected to the Labour Party. That, combined with Keir Starmer’s drift towards the right, shows that Labour and the Tories are increasingly two sides of the same Westminster coin – and increasingly out of touch with Scotland.