Moray Council’s SNP administration is being pressed to write to the Scottish Government to warn of the “unprecedented strain” on services expected to be made by “devastating” cuts.
More than 3,000 new homes are to be built along with state-of-the-art schools in a multimillion-pound development in West Lothian.
Finance Secretary Derek Mackay has described the suggestion he will be remembered as the man who bankrupted Scotland as “absolute total nonsense”.
Scotland’s Finance Secretary Derek Mackay has compared Westminster to the dark side in Star Wars.
Pressure is mounting on ministers to stop "shilly-shallying" over a notorious stretch of Highland road and give a start date for work.
Moray Council leaders have warned they have to make £7.3million worth of extra cuts to balance their books following Derek Mackay’s budget.
Aberdeen council leaders have accused Derek Mackay of delivering a “Scrooge”-like budget that has cut almost £60 million to one of the city’s key funds for public services since 2016/17.
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.
Scottish councils’ allocations in the draft budget put at risk the delivery of essential services next year, according to local government body Cosla.
Flood-hit communities in the north-east have been left "high and dry" by the Scottish Government's draft budget.
Derek Mackay said his budget would support City Region Deals for Aberdeen and Inverness as well as growth deals for Moray, Argyll and Bute and the islands.
Brexit cast a long shadow over Derek Mackay’s budget when he stood up at Holyrood to announce his tax and spend plans for 2019/20.
Derek Mackay revealed the business rates cap for north-east offices will be maintained in a budget that also saw the scrapping of the so-called Amazon tax.
The tax gap between Scotland and the rest of the UK will widen after Derek Mackay unveiled a budget that failed to pass on the UK Government’s income tax breaks for higher earners.
Finance Secretary Derek Mackay made health and education key priorities of his budget, investing hundreds of millions of pounds in initiatives designed to cut waiting lists and raise school standards.
Scottish Finance Secretary Derek Mackay has outlined his tax and spending plans for the country for 2019-20.
Scottish income tax rates must remain competitive with the rest of the UK or risk “long-term damage” to the economy, CBI Scotland has warned ahead of the Budget.
More than 20 trade organisations have joined forces in an attempt to persuade Scottish Finance Secretary Derek Mackay to ditch plans for a new out-of-town business rates levy.
Teachers must be prepared to accept a “fair” and “realistic” pay deal, not the unaffordable 10% rise unions are demanding, the First Minister has said.
Richard Leonard says austerity measures are being imposed upon councils and schools in Scotland, after teachers rejected the latest pay offer from the Scottish Government.
Aberdeenshire Council leader Jim Gifford has written to the Finance Secretary Derek Mackay to urge him to prioritise local authority funding in the upcoming budget.
Unions have warned of widespread industrial action across Scotland unless council workers are given a better pay deal.
An action group established to try to save jobs at Dundee’s closure-threatened Michelin tyre factory has met in the city.
Just 7% of companies in Aberdeen are paying lower business rates now compared to before last year’s shake-up, according to new documents.
The SNP has appointed a woman to chair the party for the first time.
Death, taxes and a post-Budget spat between the UK and Scottish governments.
New figures have confirmed Scottish GDP was ahead the UK in the second quarter of 2018.
Derek Mackay has called on the Chancellor to “show me the money” in the Budget and warned that any increases in Scottish funding cannot be offset by cuts elsewhere.
The Chancellor must follow up on a pledge to end austerity with “concrete actions” in the Budget, Scotland’s Finance Secretary has said.
The Scottish Government has launched a new economic action plan, which includes an £18 million fund for advanced manufacturing and the piloting of two new “productivity clubs” for businesses.
Police have renewed an appeal for information to locate a man from Invergordon who is considered to be a risk to the public.
Leading business group urges Scottish Government to take ‘swift action’ to halt decline in Scottish retailing
A leading business group is today urging the Scottish Government to take “swift action” to halt a decline in Scottish retailing.