Introducing a so-called “latte levy” could raise significant funds for local authorities across Scotland, it has been suggested.
Every Tory council leader in Scotland has signed a pledge opposing the introduction of a workplace parking levy.
The Scottish Budget has been approved after Finance Secretary Derek Mackay won the backing of Green MSPs by providing more cash for local services and holding out the promise that council tax could be scrapped in the next Parliament.
The Scottish Government has been accused of breaking its promise to businesses on a tourist tax following its Budget deal with the Greens.
The Scottish Government has struck a deal with Green MSPs that will allow its Budget for 2019-20 to pass.
Nicola Sturgeon has described Labour’s failure to offer an alternative proposal for the Scottish Budget as “unacceptable”.
Opposition parties in the Scottish Parliament should unite to vote down the Budget, Scottish Labour has said.
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.
Moray Council leader continuing campaign for more cash after Scottish Government budget announcement
The leader of Moray Council says the fight is continuing to ensure it gets a better funding deal from the Scottish Government.
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.
Scottish Finance Secretary Derek Mackay has outlined his tax and spending plans for the country for 2019-20.
Death, taxes and a post-Budget spat between the UK and Scottish governments.
The Scottish budget is going to be debated in the parliament next week – this is a worrying time for those who depend on public services.
The SNP manifesto for the Holyrood election last included a clear, unequivocal pledge not to raise income tax for basic rate payers.
A £90million price tag was put on support for the Scottish Government's budget as opposition parties threatened to derail the SNP's first major vote of confidence as a minority administration.
The Scottish Government's decision to freeze the flood defence budget has sparked concerns at Holyrood the north-east might be vulnerable to future storms.
The SNP has been criticised for being "in denial" about the scale of cuts to local services after independent experts suggested £327million will be stripped from councils.
The embattled Highlands and Islands Enterprise has had its budget slashed by the Scottish Government.
The Scottish Parliament was built on principles of openness and transparency.
Taxpayers will be "hit with a £1billion surcharge" under SNP plans to be laid out in today's budget, the Scottish Conservatives have claimed.
A north MSP has claimed the Scottish Government intends to slash the embattled Highlands and Islands Enterprise's (HIE) budget tomorrow.
Scottish Labour has called on Nicola Sturgeon to be "honest" about "hidden cuts" in the government's budget.
Scottish Labour's 11th hour bid to raise income tax has been shot down by the SNP in a fiery Holyrood debate.
Aberdeen City Council chiefs have warned jobs are on the line after the local authority was "short-changed" by £17million in the Scottish Government's budget.
Pressure was last night piled on John Swinney to explain his embarrassing Budget bungle on the Haudagain Roundabout.
"It's the economy, stupid" must be one of the most well-worn cliches of politics.
Finance Secretary John Swinney will deliver his first budget armed with new tax powers on the back of claims Scotland's borrowing is spiralling towards £50billion.
John Swinney has blasted cuts to this year's Scottish budget as "completely and utterly unacceptable".