Richard Leonard yesterday said paying the minimum wage and recognising trade unions would be mandatory under a Scottish Labour Government.
A council tax scam duping residents out of £150 has been condemned by Highland Council.
Aberdeen council bosses have had to summon sheriff officers to chase more than £50million of unpaid council tax in the last three years.
The average household in England faces a £78 hike in council tax from April, the second highest increase in the last decade.
The average household in England faces a £75.60 hike in council tax from April, according to a survey of local authorities.
Highland Council leader Margaret Davidson yesterday revealed why the local authority hasn’t raised council tax above 3% after the Scottish Government capped it at 4.79%.
Increasing the council tax by the maximum possible of 4.79% is just one of the measures that Argyll and Bute is proposing to meet its budget gap of £7.9 million.
Derek Mackay yesterday paved the way for council tax rises across Scotland as he brokered a budget deal with the Greens that will also introduce a new levy on tourists.
Plans to raise council house rents by 3% are set to be approved by councillors this week.
The total council tax bill for the north and north east is poised to increase by more than £15million in 2019/20, Finance Secretary Derek Mackay indicated last night.
Scammers have devised a new technique to con residents of Aberdeen - by pretending to offer council tax refunds.
More than £5 million of council tax owed to Aberdeen City Council went uncollected last year - but the authority says rates are improving.
More than 95% of households exempt from council tax increases in Scotland are still paying for the hike in costs.
The first uncontested budget at Argyll and Bute Council for four years will see a 3% rise in council tax.
Aberdeen residents will be hit with a 3% increase on their council tax bills under proposals to generate £3million.
Highland councillors have agreed a 3% rise in council tax.
Highland Council budget leaders have hailed staff for making massive multi-million pound savings which will protect frontline staff and education services from the axe.
A pensioner who believes north-east councils have not done enough to make icy roads and pavements safe is calling on people to boycott paying their council tax.
Residents in Argyll and Bute are being warned to be aware of scam calls and emails about council tax.
A Moray councillor racked up hundreds of pounds in unpaid council tax bills - at a time when the local authority is in a financial crisis.
The worst-offending councillor in Scotland for being in council tax arrears has been named as Iain Archie MacNeil, of South Uist.
A north-east MP has warned the region could miss out on £500million of business rates and council tax revenue during the next five years.
North east councils raise £18m extra in council tax… then have Scottish Government cut budgets by £17m
Councils across the north-east have raised more than £18million in council tax this year, but have lost around £17million in Scottish Government funding, according to new research by the Conservatives.
Aberdeenshire Council's Conservative group has pledged to deliver a world-class "gold standard" education for every child in the north-east if they are elected to power next month.
The leader of Moray Council is bracing himself for "fiery" scenes when the authority sets its budget for the new financial year today.
Shetland Islands Council will have to draw an additional £2.8million from its reserves in the next financial year to offset the cut in its core funding from the Scottish Government.
A nine-year council tax freeze in Aberdeenshire has ended after councillors narrowly agreed a new £540million budget which will increase bills across the board.
Aberdeenshire Council will meet for showdown tax talks today as members prepare to wrangle over the £540million budget.
Council tax in the Western Isles is set to increase by 3% in a effort to reduce a £6 million budget shortfall.
A north-east councillor has branded his opponents "hypocrites" and accused them of making a political U-turn over plans to raise council tax.
North-east council leaders have announced plans to end a nine-year council tax freeze and increase the levy by 2.5% on all households.
Aberdeen City Council will send letters to more than 30,000 Aberdeen homes, warning them of steep increases in council tax rates.