Finance Secretary Derek Mackay is considering nationalising the Ferguson shipyard, amid rising concern over the multi-million pound increase of two new west coast ferries.
Scotland's budget will be cut by more than £200 million next year to compensate for an income tax take of almost £1 billion less than forecast.
The Scottish Government’s budget will be cut by more than £200 million next year to help compensate for an income tax take of £941 million less than forecast.
Derek Mackay has been accused of spending millions intended to protect Scotland from a no-deal Brexit on other things.
Brexit has exposed the Scottish economy to downturns and is affecting business investment, the nation's chief economist said yesterday.
Finance Secretary Derek Mackay has warned public spending cuts may be needed to deal with a £1billion black hole in the Scottish budget.
Public spending cuts may be needed to help deal with a possible Scottish budget shortfall of more than £1 billion, the Finance Secretary has warned MSPs.
A north-east Tory claimed the Scottish Government's reputation has been damaged after it emerged ministers sent letters committing themselves to abolishing Air Departure Tax (ADT).
Workers can expect more tax rises to plug a £1 billion gap in the Scottish budget, Scotland’s independent economic forecaster has said.
Nicola Sturgeon has delayed taking £6billion worth of VAT revenue to Holyrood amid fears the transfer would hit the Scottish budget.
The Scottish Government has delayed the allocation of VAT from Westminster over “fundamental and quite profound concerns” about how it would be affected by Brexit.
The SNP's flagship policy for a £150 million airline industry tax break has been axed amid fury from Aberdeen airport and north-east businesses.
The Scottish Government has announced it is abandoning plans to cut air departure tax after declaring a climate emergency.
Scotland’s finance secretary has promised to explore adding “conditions” to future offshore wind farm projects to include local businesses and jobs, following a summit at Holyrood yesterday.
Derek Mackay was yesterday accused of being in “full retreat” over the SNP’s plans to ditch the pound amid warnings of the policy's “catastrophic” consequences.
The SNP’s plans for a new Scottish currency were dealt a blow when a poll suggested nearly three-quarters of Scots want to keep the pound.
Westminster and the Scottish Government are to lead a summit into the awarding of contracts to the offshore wind supply chain as foreign firms continue to cash in on UK work.
North and north-east businesses have raised objections with the Scottish Government over its controversial tourist tax plans and claimed they will damage the economy and discourage visitors.
Scottish Labour delegates yesterday formally rejected Scottish Government workplace parking tax plans at their conference in Dundee.
Proposals by the SNP to ditch the pound and establish a new currency in the event of independence have been dismissed as "fantasy" by Theresa May.
Communities across Scotland are to share a £50 million fund to help revitalise their town centres.
The SNP is committed to adopting a new policy that would see an independent Scotland ditch the pound and establish its own currency.
The Scottish Government’s budget was officially passed last night - meaning an increase in income tax paid for Scottish higher earners compared with the rest of the UK.
Every Scottish Conservative council leader in Scotland has signed a pledge opposing Derek Mackay’s proposal for a workplace parking tax.
Derek Mackay last night faced fresh warnings that high earners could quit Scotland to avoid paying increased income tax rates as MSPs voted for his controversial tax plans.
A Ross-shire man who twice evaded police capture by driving at high speed was brought to a halt by a “stinger” operation to deflate his tyres.
Almost £1,000 of taxpayers’ money has been spent on giving Derek Mackay public speaking lessons from a firm which promises to turn “nervous wrecks into skilled presenters”.
SNP ministers have been accused of failing to listen to people’s views on controversial proposals for a workplace parking charge.
Rural commuters in the north and north east will be “penalised” by Derek Mackay’s workplace car-parking charge, it was claimed yesterday.
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.
The Scottish Government and Greens were last night edging closer to striking a deal to get the budget through Holyrood - on the basis that local councils get more support.
Aberdeenshire East MSP Gillian Martin has warned that Holyrood could lose its pro-independence majority if the Greens fail to support the Scottish Government’s budget.