Nearly half of lower earners use more expensive pay-as-you-go phones Citizens Advice Scotland warns utility firm bills can breed poverty

Nearly half of lower earners use more expensive pay-as-you-go phones Utility companies are breeding poverty by charging poorer people more for their services than better-off customers, Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) has found. Read Full Story

 

Fuel poverty is defined as households which spend more than 10% of their income on fuel to maintain satisfactory heating Home energy plea after minister admits fuel poverty target will not be met

Fuel poverty is defined as households which spend more than 10% of their income on fuel to maintain satisfactory heating Campaigners have called for the Scottish Government to significantly increase funding for home energy efficiency measures after it admitted its target to end fuel poverty will not be met. Read Full Story

 

In March 2009 the Scottish Government set the goal patients needing eight key diagnostic tests and investigations would wait no longer than six weeks Patients waiting longer than six weeks for radiological test trebles

In March 2009 the Scottish Government set the goal patients needing eight key diagnostic tests and investigations would wait no longer than six weeks The number of patients waiting longer than the six-week target for radiological tests has trebled in just four months, figures have revealed. Read Full Story

 

A downturn in the oil industry has been cited as the main reason for a fall in inward investment into Scotland Inward investment ‘hampered by oil industry downturn’

A downturn in the oil industry has been cited as the main reason for a fall in inward investment into Scotland The declining fortunes of the oil industry have stalled inward investment into Scotland, according to the UK International Trade Minister Lord Price. Read Full Story

 

Shona Robison (centre) said health boards are recruiting more staff Two in five patients delayed when leaving hospital, survey finds

Shona Robison (centre) said health boards are recruiting more staff Two in five patients have experienced delays when leaving hospital, with almost half of them waiting for up to two hours, according to a new survey. Read Full Story

 

Angela Constance will meet the group Angela Constance to meet Labour-led group to discuss funding

Angela Constance will meet the group Communities Secretary Angela Constance will meet leaders of a Labour-led council splinter group to hear their concerns about being "frozen out of funding negotiations". Read Full Story

 

The move comes despite new guidance from John Swinney Teachers to vote on industrial action despite new guidance

The move comes despite new guidance from John Swinney High school teachers will hold a ballot on industrial action over teacher workload despite John Swinney's efforts to offer teachers clearer guidance on the new curriculum. Read Full Story

 

Crowds during the Edinburgh Fringe Festival Spectacular fireworks display marks end of Edinburgh’s festival season

Crowds during the Edinburgh Fringe Festival The curtain has come down on the Scottish capital's festival season with a display of hundreds of thousands of fireworks lighting up Edinburgh Castle. Read Full Story