Chancellor George Osborne will announce a summer Budget this week Osborne to cut BBC budget by £650m

Chancellor George Osborne will announce a summer Budget this week George Osborne has signalled a £650 million raid on the BBC finances and a tighter-than-expected squeeze on welfare payments as he prepares to deliver his first all-Conservative Budget. Read Full Story

 

The different flavourings added to e-cigarettes are potentially harmful, according to  recent study. MSPs seek public opinion on e-cigarettes and patient harm

The different flavourings added to e-cigarettes are potentially harmful, according to  recent study. A group of MSPs want to know people’s opinions on legislation that would restrict the sale of e-cigarettes and create no smoking areas in hospital grounds. Read Full Story

 

Chancellor George Osborne. Tories to meet inheritance tax vow

Chancellor George Osborne. Chancellor George Osborne is expected to use his first all-Conservative Budget on Wednesday to deliver the party's promise to end inheritance tax on family homes worth up to £1 million. Read Full Story

 

North-east Labour MSP Richard Baker North-east MSP vows to take action on housing shortage

North-east Labour MSP Richard Baker A north-east MSP who hopes to become the next deputy leader of Scottish Labour has vowed to introduce a radical new housing policy based on cooperative ownership. Read Full Story