Scotland’s Public Finance Minister Kate Forbes last night claimed the Chancellor’s Spring Statement offers “no clarity” on funding for Scotland.
Philip Hammond has promised to spend £26 billion on public services and investment if MPs vote to leave the European Union with a deal.
More than £37million will be allocated to the Scottish Government to prepare for Brexit in the year ahead.
The Highlands has won a share of a £95million UK Government pot of cash for full fibre broadband, the Chancellor has announced in the spring statement.
Chancellor Philip Hammond has called for ideas on how to tackle the scourge of plastic litter.
UK oil and gas revenues are forecast to be £400million higher every year from now until 2023 – in the latest sign that the North Sea is on the mend.
The Chancellor’s move to a single-Budget calendar from 2018 has given business hope that this, what you might call the first and last “Spring statement”, would contain few negative surprises so close to the new financial year.