Workers can expect more tax rises to plug a £1 billion gap in the Scottish budget, Scotland’s independent economic forecaster has said.
Given that most Conservatives campaigned against the formation of the Scottish Parliament, it was with some degree of scepticism that 18 new Tory MSPs took their seats at Holyrood.
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.
Murdo Fraser has called for the House of Lords to be abolished after Brexit and replaced with a Senate with elected members from across the UK.
Brexit Secretary Michael Russell has been criticised for appearing to suggest the Scottish Tory MPs who backed Theresa May’s deal were traitors.
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.
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”.
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.
A new vision for Scottish independence was branded “austerity on stilts” last night amid claims it would lead to almost £30 billion of cuts in a decade.
The vote in the Scottish Parliament yesterday was the clearest sign yet that the SNP is lurching to the left, and planning a raid on the pockets of the majority of Scottish taxpayers.
Scottish Labour Leader Kezia Dugdale has underlined the party's commitment to the Barnett formula after Welsh First Minister Carwyn Jones indicated it would be scrapped.
Nicola Sturgeon will call on Scots voters to back the SNP in what she has described as a "two-horse race" with the Tories.
A leading Tory MSP has called on Scottish voters to "back anyone but the SNP" in a bid to derail a second vote on Scottish independence.
Labour and the Conservatives claimed last night the economic case for independence now lay in "tatters" - after the Treasury's fiscal watchdog downgraded its forecasts for oil and gas revenues.
The Scottish Greens has launched its campaign for the Holyrood elections with an "extravagant" promise to deliver more than 200,000 renewables jobs.
The Scottish Government must "come clean" over when the Forth Road Bridge will fully re-open to relieve the "horrendous" waiting game for businesses, an MSP has said.
A Conservative MSP has accused the SNP of "only listening to one side of the debate" on windfarms."
Campaigners have hailed the early closure of a subsidy scheme for onshore wind projects - while renewables experts last night warned it will deter investment.
A north-east campaigner is calling for “standardised” teaching materials on same-sex relationships to be introduced in all primary schools.
Pro-independence campaigners have claimed constitutional reform proposals outlined by a Conservative MSP actually made the case for a "yes" vote.
More than £1.2million has been allocated for the maintenance of speed cameras across Scotland over the last five years.
The Scottish Government's chief economist has admitted there are no detailed figures on the set-up costs of an independent state.
What does the Kirk, meeting in General Assembly in Edinburgh today, have to say to the people of Scotland?