The Scottish Government was under pressure last night to use new health cash to finally end under-funding of NHS Grampian.
A row erupted last night over a senior Conservative’s claim that the SNP has “given up” on the north-east and misses the likes of Alex Salmond and Angus Robertson.
Death, taxes and a post-Budget spat between the UK and Scottish governments.
Derek Mackay has accused the UK Government of sitting on billions of pounds of spare cash that could have boosted the economy, public services and WASPI women.
Scottish ministers were last night urged to implement a new package of support for small businesses - including a tax break for closure-threatened public toilets.
Nicola Sturgeon has been urged to rule out further tax rises after the Budget left her facing a “dilemma” over the widening tax gap between Scotland and the rest of the UK.
Chancellor Philip Hammond was last night continuing behind-the-scenes talks over the future of whisky and oil taxes in advance of his Budget on Monday.
New research has shown that whisky production levels reduce when taxes are hiked up by the government.
Council workers have been urged by a trade union to reject a pay rise amid claims it would “only increase disparity” between staff and bosses.
City finance chiefs in Aberdeen are planning a raft of increases across adult social care as they attempt to overcome an eye-watering £100million deficit during the next five years.
Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, has vowed to keep up the pressure on Scottish ministers to ensure they deliver a long-term solution to fund “lifeline” ferries in the northern isles.
A budget deal has handed councils across the north and north-east a £40million boost – but leaders warned that threat of severe service cuts remained.
A dispute erupted last night over fears that an “error” has left north and north-east councils facing a further funding cut by the Scottish Government.