Chancellor Philip Hammond has been given a boost after official figures showed Government borrowing declined in May, helped by higher tax receipts.
Chancellor Philip Hammond
Chancellor Philip Hammond has been given a double boost after official figures showed annual Government borrowing was less than first thought and fell in the first month of the new year.
When Chancellor Philip Hammond sat down following his Budget speech I was not gripped by a sense of wild excitement.
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Average earners in the north and north-east could pay £8million more than those in the rest of the UK if the SNP raises income tax, it has been claimed.
Scottish business chiefs reacted to the Budget with cautious support for some of the measures outlined by the chancellor - but also misgivings.
Philip Hammond faced calls last night to return £140million “unfairly taken” from Scotland’s police force and fire brigade after he finally scrapped VAT charges on the services.
Scottish Finance Secretary Derek Mackay was under pressure last night to follow the UK Government’s decision to scrap stamp duty for first time property buyers.
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My school song used to have an unofficial alternative verse.
Scotch Whisky sales in the UK have fallen by 1million bottles after Chancellor Philip Hammond hiked spirits tax in his March Budget.
Emergency tugs, digital infrastructure upgrades and support for the oil and gas are all expected to be covered in Chancellor Philip Hammond's Autumn Statement today.
The far-reaching impact of the oil price crash on the north-east was highlighted last week with new figures showing a rise in the number of people claiming benefits.
The SNP has called on Chancellor Philip Hammond to use his upcoming Autumn Statement to reverse the "devastating" decision to close Fort George.