George Osborne will promise action now to ensure that the country does not “pay later” as he uses his Budget to deliver a grim warning about the global economy.
Chancellor George Osborne
John Swinney has accused the UK Government of jeopardising North Sea jobs with "indecision and inconsistency".
The Treasury mandarin who became embroiled in a row over advice he published in the run-up to the Scottish independence referendum has announced he will step down.
John Swinney has claimed Scotland's day-to-day budget will be slashed by almost 6% because of cuts by George Osborne.
George Osborne has vowed that “economic and national security” will be at the heart of his plans for spending £4 trillion of taxpayers’ money over the next five years.
Councillors in Aberdeen have called on the Scottish Government to follow their Westminster counterparts in allowing local authorities more control over business rates.
Chancellor George Osborne is facing criticism for selling Royal Bank of Scotland shares at a loss compared with the price of about 500 pence on what the government paid for them.
Homelessness workers in the north-east fear the oil and gas downturn and the UK Government's recent welfare reforms are putting added strain on services.
The maiden speech by the youngest MP in the House of Commons, the SNP's Mhairi Black, has reached more than 6.5million views.
The UK Government’s decision to widen the scope of the investment allowance in the Summer Budget is a positive measure, and something which the Scottish Government has previously called for – however, this Budget represents a missed opportunity for the North Sea.
George Osborne was under fire last night after failing to offer any new Budget incentives to address the slump in North Sea exploration.
Nicola Sturgeon is trying to drum up cross-party support against a further £170million cut to this year’s Scottish budget.
Jim Murphy said he wanted to stop the Conservatives at the ballot box rather than by a “shoddy backroom deal” with the SNP.
The Tories were accused of paving the way for a “grubby deal” with the SNP yesterday.
Spending cuts are pushing children into poverty and fuelling a growing dependence on food banks, Nicola Sturgeon claimed yesterday.
The Conservatives have been accused of putting “party before politics” by fuelling support for the SNP.
Labour has demanded the Scottish ministers “put their money where their mouth is” and support Aberdeen’s City Deal.
The Scottish Government will closely monitor a consultation on tax breaks for local newspapers.
Both Aberdeen and Inverness are being formally considered for city deal investments, Chancellor George Osborne confirmed in his Budget today.
The taxpayers’ stake in Lloyds Banking Group is to be slashed after George Osborne pledged to sell a further £9 billion of shares.
More than £1.25 billion will be spent on mental health services for children and new mothers, Chancellor George Osborne announced in his budget.
The chancellor received three cheers from business leaders but was accused of offering “short-term bribes” by critics in wildly-differing reaction to his budget.
The four-year-long fuel-duty freeze has been extended into the autumn by the chancellor.
The final budget before the general election will deliver plans for “a truly national recovery”, Chancellor George Osborne has said.
George Osborne is widely expected to offer a fillip for the oil and gas sector in this week’s budget although the impact of so-called “rabbits out of the hat” is expected to be fiscally neutral.
The leader of the Scottish Conservatives is confident George Osborne will help the oil industry in his budget next week.
Chancellor George Osborne is coming under pressure from within his own party to cut the tax on whisky.
George Osborne held talks with oil and gas leaders yesterday amid fresh hopes that he will slash North Sea taxes next month.
George Osborne gave the broadest hit yet that he will cut North Sea taxes yesterday as the industry’s new regulator issued an "urgent call to action".
Chancellor George Osborne is under fresh pressure to ease the tax burden on the £5billion whisky industry at next month’s Budget.
A major union has warned that public services will get worse in the face of continuing UK Government cutbacks.
The Tories are to press for changes to the SNP government's budget plans which the party claims will cost homeowners thousands of pounds.