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2014/10/28 13:09
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Charitable status allows private schools to claim an 80% discount on non-domestic rates, pay no corporation tax and claim gift aid on tax donations while state schools pay the full tax liability,...
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2014/10/27 14:45
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POLICE SCOTLAND’S independent watchdog has backed the roll-out of permanently armed officers throughout Scotland, but said the force could have done more to communicate the decision to the public. HM...
2014/10/25 02:10
2014/10/25 02:10
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This is not new. However, in the context of challenging council budgets, charges have been rising, while councils tighten criteria about who is eligible to pay. Disability Living Allowance, a benefit...
2014/10/21 12:08
2014/10/21 12:08
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Scots are being warned not to be complacent about extreme weather in the coming months after two relatively mild winters. New research shows the number of people worried about facing an emergency due...
2014/10/21 02:09
2014/10/21 02:09
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While most incidents involved verbal abuse, staff reported being subjected to physical attacks such as punching, kicking, pushing and shoving. In the last year, one teacher reported having a stone...
2014/10/16 11:30
2014/10/16 11:30
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Published: 16 Oct 2014 12:00 UNION bosses have called off strike action by council workers after concessions by Cosla. Up to 1,500 Unison members in Inverclyde were due to walk out on Tuesday over...
2014/10/14 17:10
2014/10/14 17:10
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Some 80,000 public sector workers plan to strike across Scotland on Tuesday of next week. Unison union members in local government and Scottish government workers in the PCS union are set to...
2014/10/14 02:09
2014/10/14 02:09
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Police Scotland has already signalled that it will no longer foot the entire bill for CCTV in the north-east of Scotland, while paying less than a tenth for the same service in Lanarkshire. But five...
2014/10/12 02:09
2014/10/12 02:09
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House is adamant politicians should not make decisions about armed officers, despite recent controversies Special Report By David Leask In a robust defence of Police Scotland's operational...
2014/10/11 12:45
2014/10/11 12:45
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FORMER SNP MSP John Finnie has joined the Scottish Green Party, co-convenor Patrick Harvie has confirmed at the party’s conference. Elected in 2011 as an SNP list MSP for the Highlands and Islands,...
2014/10/10 02:09
2014/10/10 02:09
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But then something happened. The Union may have been saved but Glasgow lost its part of the referendum battle. Within just six weeks, the city's brand has been left severely tarnished. For its next...
2014/10/09 10:55
2014/10/09 10:55
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Thursday, October 9th, 2014 The Scottish Green Party will hold its annual conference in Edinburgh this weekend: the event is sold out, with more than 450 members booked to attend. The party has been...
2014/10/07 10:30
2014/10/07 10:30
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Published: 7 Oct 2014 11:30 COUNCIL and leisure services in Inverclyde will be hit by a one-day strike later this month over a long-running pay row. COUNCIL and leisure services in Inverclyde will...
2014/10/07 09:45
2014/10/07 09:45
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ALEX SALMOND’S input to a broadcast about councils pursuing poll tax defaulters brought airwave memories flooding back for Hugh Reilly. It makes me cross when I hear that “voting won’t change...
2014/10/06 06:12
2014/10/06 06:12
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Hundreds of people who work at councils across the west of Scotland have voted to walk out in a pay dispute. The move could affect a range of council departments, including social work and land and...
2014/10/05 02:09
2014/10/05 02:09
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Well, wham, bam thank you ma'am, suddenly they're back. Last week, the ghost of the poll tax rattled out of the closet shaking its chains, and the spirit of Thatcherism stalked the Tory conference. I...
2014/10/03 02:09
2014/10/03 02:09
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Local councils, however, which are struggling to maintain services in the face of deep spending cuts, expressed shock at the move. David O'Neill, president of the Convention of Scottish Local...
2014/10/02 19:09
2014/10/02 19:09
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Neither have Scottish ministers made any assessment of which of those people who did not pay the levy now have the resources to do so, the umbrella group said. SNP ministers were also forced to deny...
2014/10/02 12:30
2014/10/02 12:30
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Published: 2 Oct 2014 13:00 THE suggestion of armed police being deployed routinely on the streets of Inverclyde has been opposed at a top level meeting of council leaders. The district has been...
2014/10/01 02:09
2014/10/01 02:09
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Some of the largest councils ­plan to examine the register to detect fraud or trace people with unpaid bills. Many of the voters had deliberately fallen off the roll in recent years in an attempt to...
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