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heraldscotland
Council bans Royal Marines from taking unloaded guns into school visitclashed repeatedly with airport bosses. The first trial was halted two months
heraldscotland / Posted 3 hours ago
clashed repeatedly with airport bosses. The first trial was halted two months early after the then transport minister Derek Mackay intervened. News of a second flight path trial saw 640,000 households contacted and asked to take part in a... Read more
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Scotsman
Tom Peterkin: Waging a class war will not solve crisis in the classroombill because of their charitable status. Even though he has adopted most of th
Scotsman / Posted yesterday
bill because of their charitable status. Even though he has adopted most of the Barclay recommendations, finance secretary Derek Mackay has delayed making a decision on rates relief for private schools until December. There is a left-leaning... Read more
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Scotsman
Tim Bunker: Barclay rates review proves to be curate’s eggLast week, finance secretary Derek Mackay committed to implementing the “vast m
Scotsman / Posted 3 days ago
Last week, finance secretary Derek Mackay committed to implementing the “vast majority” of the findings of a recently published review into Scotland’s business rates system while it was indicated that some of the proposals will need “further... Read more
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express
SNP have cost Scottish NHS £1billion, Oxford academic claimsGallagher said the report undermined the SNP’s claims of protecting front line
express / Posted 4 days ago
Gallagher said the report undermined the SNP’s claims of protecting front line services Finance Secretary Derek Mackay has asked each leader to provide proposals which will be assessed as part of a paper to be published by the... Read more
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The Inverness Courier
Business rates relief for Highland hotelssince 2010 but a 12.5 per cent cap was introduced in February to mitigate the i
The Inverness Courier / Posted 5 days ago
since 2010 but a 12.5 per cent cap was introduced in February to mitigate the increase. Now, Scotland’s finance secretary Derek Mackay has confirmed the cap will be extended until 2019, a year longer than was originally proposed. Responding to... Read more
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Scotsman
Poll: SNP set to lose pro-independence majorityhas come off the SNP” and that Ms Sturgeon’s plans for independence were now “d
Scotsman / Posted 7 days ago
has come off the SNP” and that Ms Sturgeon’s plans for independence were now “dead in the water”. SNP business convener Derek Mackay claimed the “Tory bubble has burst”, highlighting the party’s handling of Brexit as being responsible for its... Read more
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EveningTimes Online
SNP support remains down from last Holyrood election result, new poll indicatesvote and 10% on the list, while the Greens took 9% of support on the list, with
EveningTimes Online / Posted 7 days ago
vote and 10% on the list, while the Greens took 9% of support on the list, with UKIP on 3%. SNP business convener Derek Mackay said: "This poll shows that the Tory bubble has burst, with the party falling into third place as their handling... Read more
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Daily Record
Westminster put up shutters as stormy conference season could blow May awayrabbit out of the hat to meet pay rise promises in the November budget. A simi
Daily Record / Posted 8 days ago
rabbit out of the hat to meet pay rise promises in the November budget. A similar problem faces Scottish Finance Secretary Derek Mackay. Every public sector worker knows Ministers cannot declare cap-busting pay rises, then leave it to cash-starved... Read more
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express
Private schools, universities and councils await rate relief decisiondecision PRIVATE schools, universities and councils will have to wait to learn
express / Posted 10 days ago
decision PRIVATE schools, universities and councils will have to wait to learn their fate in a property tax crackdown. Derek Mackay announced the government would accept most of the 30 recommendations Finance Secretary Derek Mackay today... Read more
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Scotsman
Private schools to wait to learn if they face rates bill hikeFinance Secretary Derek Mackay yesterday delayed taking a decision on whether t
Scotsman / Posted 10 days ago
Finance Secretary Derek Mackay yesterday delayed taking a decision on whether to dramatically increase the business rates paid by private schools and leisure centres. In a Holyrood statement, the Finance Secretary announced the Scottish Government... Read more
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Scotsman
Expanding Scottish firms to be exempt from rates rise for yearNew rates relief measures to help businesses expand have been announced by the
Scotsman / Posted 10 days ago
New rates relief measures to help businesses expand have been announced by the Finance Secretary Derek Mackay. Under the so-called business growth accelerator scheme, firms will be exempt from rates increases for 12 months after they improve or... Read more
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heraldscotland
Chris Deerin: Time to show ambition for Scotland within the devolution frameworkto reshuffle her Cabinet in the coming days. She could do worse than take a fre
heraldscotland / Posted 18 days ago
to reshuffle her Cabinet in the coming days. She could do worse than take a fresh look at the key economic departments. Derek Mackay, the Finance Secretary, was once tipped for big things but has failed to impress – he is seen as a wet blanket... Read more
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Daily Record
Cash crisis could force council to cut 800 jobs over next three yearsexpect to have a funding shortfall of about £40million over the next three year
Daily Record / Posted 18 days ago
expect to have a funding shortfall of about £40million over the next three years. Myles, who will meet Finance Secretary Derek Mackay next week, said the cash crisis could see 800 workers lose their jobs. He added: “We can’t make the change... Read more
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Daily Record
Thousands of public sector workers get proper pay rise after Sturgeon scraps capin May. Interim leader Alex Rowley said: “This SNP U-turn is long overdue and
Daily Record / Posted 19 days ago
in May. Interim leader Alex Rowley said: “This SNP U-turn is long overdue and it is welcome to see that Finance Secretary Derek Mackay has finally followed Labour’s lead to end the pay cap. “The SNP voted down a Labour motion to end the pay cap... Read more
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express
SNP branded ‘stale’ as Sturgeon THREATENS fresh constitutional battle with Mayinterim leader Alex Rowley MSP said: "This SNP U-turn is long overdue - and it
express / Posted 19 days ago
interim leader Alex Rowley MSP said: "This SNP U-turn is long overdue - and it is welcome to see that [Finance Secretary] Derek Mackay has finally followed Labour's lead to end the pay cap. "This SNP's change of heart should be followed by a... Read more
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Scotsman
Scottish Government will scrap public sector pay cappublic sector.” A Labour bid at Holyrood to scrap pay restraint for NHS Scotla
Scotsman / Posted 19 days ago
public sector.” A Labour bid at Holyrood to scrap pay restraint for NHS Scotland staff was defeated, but Finance Secretary Derek Mackay later announced a rethink. During the general election, Nicola Sturgeon also signalled that the cap would be... Read more
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Oxford Mail
Nicola Sturgeon ‘to scrap 1 cap on public sector pay rises’leader Alex Rowley MSP said: “This SNP U-turn is long overdue – and it is welco
Oxford Mail / Posted 19 days ago
leader Alex Rowley MSP said: “This SNP U-turn is long overdue – and it is welcome to see that (Finance Secretary) Derek Mackay has finally followed Labour’s lead to end the pay cap. “The SNP voted down a Labour motion to end the pay cap... Read more
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Bury Times
Nicola Sturgeon ‘to scrap 1 cap on public sector pay rises’leader Alex Rowley MSP said: “This SNP U-turn is long overdue – and it is welco
Bury Times / Posted 19 days ago
leader Alex Rowley MSP said: “This SNP U-turn is long overdue – and it is welcome to see that (Finance Secretary) Derek Mackay has finally followed Labour’s lead to end the pay cap. “The SNP voted down a Labour motion to end the pay cap... Read more
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Gazette
Nicola Sturgeon ‘to scrap 1 cap on public sector pay rises’leader Alex Rowley MSP said: “This SNP U-turn is long overdue – and it is welco
Gazette / Posted 19 days ago
leader Alex Rowley MSP said: “This SNP U-turn is long overdue – and it is welcome to see that (Finance Secretary) Derek Mackay has finally followed Labour’s lead to end the pay cap. “The SNP voted down a Labour motion to end the pay cap... Read more
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West Cumberland Times & Star
Nicola Sturgeon 'to scrap 1% cap on public sector pay rises'leader Alex Rowley MSP said: "This SNP U-turn is long overdue - and it is welco
West Cumberland Times & Star / Posted 19 days ago
leader Alex Rowley MSP said: "This SNP U-turn is long overdue - and it is welcome to see that (Finance Secretary) Derek Mackay has finally followed Labour's lead to end the pay cap. "The SNP voted down a Labour motion to end the pay cap... Read more
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19d
guardian-series
Nicola Sturgeon ‘to scrap 1 cap on public sector pay rises’leader Alex Rowley MSP said: “This SNP U-turn is long overdue – and it is welco
guardian-series / Posted 19 days ago
leader Alex Rowley MSP said: “This SNP U-turn is long overdue – and it is welcome to see that (Finance Secretary) Derek Mackay has finally followed Labour’s lead to end the pay cap. “The SNP voted down a Labour motion to end the pay cap... Read more
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Greenock Telegraph
Nicola Sturgeon ‘to scrap 1 cap on public sector pay rises’leader Alex Rowley MSP said: “This SNP U-turn is long overdue – and it is welco
Greenock Telegraph / Posted 19 days ago
leader Alex Rowley MSP said: “This SNP U-turn is long overdue – and it is welcome to see that (Finance Secretary) Derek Mackay has finally followed Labour’s lead to end the pay cap. “The SNP voted down a Labour motion to end the pay cap... Read more
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Harrow Times
Nicola Sturgeon ‘to scrap 1 cap on public sector pay rises’leader Alex Rowley MSP said: “This SNP U-turn is long overdue – and it is welco
Harrow Times / Posted 19 days ago
leader Alex Rowley MSP said: “This SNP U-turn is long overdue – and it is welcome to see that (Finance Secretary) Derek Mackay has finally followed Labour’s lead to end the pay cap. “The SNP voted down a Labour motion to end the pay cap... Read more
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Gazette News
Nicola Sturgeon ‘to scrap 1 cap on public sector pay rises’leader Alex Rowley MSP said: “This SNP U-turn is long overdue – and it is welco
Gazette News / Posted 19 days ago
leader Alex Rowley MSP said: “This SNP U-turn is long overdue – and it is welcome to see that (Finance Secretary) Derek Mackay has finally followed Labour’s lead to end the pay cap. “The SNP voted down a Labour motion to end the pay cap... Read more
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This is West Country
Nicola Sturgeon ‘to scrap 1 cap on public sector pay rises’leader Alex Rowley MSP said: “This SNP U-turn is long overdue – and it is welco
This is West Country / Posted 19 days ago
leader Alex Rowley MSP said: “This SNP U-turn is long overdue – and it is welcome to see that (Finance Secretary) Derek Mackay has finally followed Labour’s lead to end the pay cap. “The SNP voted down a Labour motion to end the pay cap... Read more
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Bolton News
Nicola Sturgeon ‘to scrap 1 cap on public sector pay rises’leader Alex Rowley MSP said: “This SNP U-turn is long overdue – and it is welco
Bolton News / Posted 19 days ago
leader Alex Rowley MSP said: “This SNP U-turn is long overdue – and it is welcome to see that (Finance Secretary) Derek Mackay has finally followed Labour’s lead to end the pay cap. “The SNP voted down a Labour motion to end the pay cap... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Nicola Sturgeon ‘to scrap 1% cap on public sector pay rises’leader Alex Rowley MSP said: “This SNP U-turn is long overdue – and it is welco
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 19 days ago
leader Alex Rowley MSP said: “This SNP U-turn is long overdue – and it is welcome to see that (Finance Secretary) Derek Mackay has finally followed Labour’s lead to end the pay cap. “The SNP voted down a Labour motion to end the pay cap... Read more
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St Albans & Harpenden Review
Nicola Sturgeon ‘to scrap 1 cap on public sector pay rises’leader Alex Rowley MSP said: “This SNP U-turn is long overdue – and it is welco
St Albans & Harpenden Review / Posted 19 days ago
leader Alex Rowley MSP said: “This SNP U-turn is long overdue – and it is welcome to see that (Finance Secretary) Derek Mackay has finally followed Labour’s lead to end the pay cap. “The SNP voted down a Labour motion to end the pay cap... Read more
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Wandsworth Guardian
Nicola Sturgeon ‘to scrap 1 cap on public sector pay rises’leader Alex Rowley MSP said: “This SNP U-turn is long overdue – and it is welco
Wandsworth Guardian / Posted 19 days ago
leader Alex Rowley MSP said: “This SNP U-turn is long overdue – and it is welcome to see that (Finance Secretary) Derek Mackay has finally followed Labour’s lead to end the pay cap. “The SNP voted down a Labour motion to end the pay cap... Read more
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North-West Evening Mail
Nicola Sturgeon 'to scrap 1% cap on public sector pay rises'leader Alex Rowley MSP said: "This SNP U-turn is long overdue - and it is welco
North-West Evening Mail / Posted 19 days ago
leader Alex Rowley MSP said: "This SNP U-turn is long overdue - and it is welcome to see that (Finance Secretary) Derek Mackay has finally followed Labour's lead to end the pay cap. "The SNP voted down a Labour motion to end the pay cap... Read more
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EveningTimes Online
Nicola Sturgeon ‘to scrap 1 cap on public sector pay rises’leader Alex Rowley MSP said: “This SNP U-turn is long overdue – and it is welco
EveningTimes Online / Posted 19 days ago
leader Alex Rowley MSP said: “This SNP U-turn is long overdue – and it is welcome to see that (Finance Secretary) Derek Mackay has finally followed Labour’s lead to end the pay cap. “The SNP voted down a Labour motion to end the pay cap... Read more
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Croydon Guardian
Nicola Sturgeon ‘to scrap 1 cap on public sector pay rises’leader Alex Rowley MSP said: “This SNP U-turn is long overdue – and it is welco
Croydon Guardian / Posted 19 days ago
leader Alex Rowley MSP said: “This SNP U-turn is long overdue – and it is welcome to see that (Finance Secretary) Derek Mackay has finally followed Labour’s lead to end the pay cap. “The SNP voted down a Labour motion to end the pay cap... Read more
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Hampshire Chronicle
Nicola Sturgeon ‘to scrap 1 cap on public sector pay rises’leader Alex Rowley MSP said: “This SNP U-turn is long overdue – and it is welco
Hampshire Chronicle / Posted 19 days ago
leader Alex Rowley MSP said: “This SNP U-turn is long overdue – and it is welcome to see that (Finance Secretary) Derek Mackay has finally followed Labour’s lead to end the pay cap. “The SNP voted down a Labour motion to end the pay cap... Read more
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This is Oxfordshire
Nicola Sturgeon ‘to scrap 1 cap on public sector pay rises’leader Alex Rowley MSP said: “This SNP U-turn is long overdue – and it is welco
This is Oxfordshire / Posted 19 days ago
leader Alex Rowley MSP said: “This SNP U-turn is long overdue – and it is welcome to see that (Finance Secretary) Derek Mackay has finally followed Labour’s lead to end the pay cap. “The SNP voted down a Labour motion to end the pay cap... Read more
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Lancashire Telegraph
Nicola Sturgeon ‘to scrap 1 cap on public sector pay rises’leader Alex Rowley MSP said: “This SNP U-turn is long overdue – and it is welco
Lancashire Telegraph / Posted 19 days ago
leader Alex Rowley MSP said: “This SNP U-turn is long overdue – and it is welcome to see that (Finance Secretary) Derek Mackay has finally followed Labour’s lead to end the pay cap. “The SNP voted down a Labour motion to end the pay cap... Read more
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The News and Star
Nicola Sturgeon 'to scrap 1% cap on public sector pay rises'leader Alex Rowley MSP said: "This SNP U-turn is long overdue - and it is welco
The News and Star / Posted 19 days ago
leader Alex Rowley MSP said: "This SNP U-turn is long overdue - and it is welcome to see that (Finance Secretary) Derek Mackay has finally followed Labour's lead to end the pay cap. "The SNP voted down a Labour motion to end the pay cap... Read more
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Whitehaven News
Nicola Sturgeon 'to scrap 1% cap on public sector pay rises'leader Alex Rowley MSP said: "This SNP U-turn is long overdue - and it is welco
Whitehaven News / Posted 19 days ago
leader Alex Rowley MSP said: "This SNP U-turn is long overdue - and it is welcome to see that (Finance Secretary) Derek Mackay has finally followed Labour's lead to end the pay cap. "The SNP voted down a Labour motion to end the pay cap... Read more
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West Moreland Gazette
Nicola Sturgeon ‘to scrap 1 cap on public sector pay rises’leader Alex Rowley MSP said: “This SNP U-turn is long overdue – and it is welco
West Moreland Gazette / Posted 19 days ago
leader Alex Rowley MSP said: “This SNP U-turn is long overdue – and it is welcome to see that (Finance Secretary) Derek Mackay has finally followed Labour’s lead to end the pay cap. “The SNP voted down a Labour motion to end the pay cap... Read more
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Scotsman
Alan Cook: Proposed business rate measures are mixed bagthat length of time, then the additional charge will simply make a distressed s
Scotsman / Posted 21 days ago
that length of time, then the additional charge will simply make a distressed situation worse. Scottish Finance Secretary Derek Mackay has said the Government will respond swiftly to the recommendations in the report and the industry will await... Read more
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express
Thousands of Scottish firms lodge appeals against crippling property tax hikessince 2010, which left businesses across the country facing a hike in rates of
express / Posted 23 days ago
since 2010, which left businesses across the country facing a hike in rates of up to 400 per cent. Finance Secretary Derek Mackay was forced to cap a rises for year for some sectors following a backlash from pubs, hotels, shops, nurseries,... Read more
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Scotsman
The political developments that led to the new Queensferry Crossingthe public, the fact that the decision has been taken to close it for so long s
Scotsman / Posted 24 days ago
the public, the fact that the decision has been taken to close it for so long shows a complete lack of forward-thinking by Derek Mackay and the SNP Government. “The closure will have a devastating impact on Scotland’s economy, not to mention the... Read more
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Scotsman
Scottish finance firms draw up Brexit ‘contingency’ plansthe danger posed by the UK government’s extreme Brexit plans, which threaten jo
Scotsman / Posted 25 days ago
the danger posed by the UK government’s extreme Brexit plans, which threaten jobs, investment and living standards.Derek Mackay It raises the prospect of separate EU bases for firms, alongside their Scottish hubs. Contingency plans could... Read more
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Scotsman
Brian Monteith: Time for SNP to be honest with Scotscapital and wealth creators. It is already known that the attempts by successi
Scotsman / Posted 25 days ago
capital and wealth creators. It is already known that the attempts by successive SNP finance secretaries John Swinney and Derek Mackay to increase tax revenues by introducing new higher taxes on property have depressed the market and reduced... Read more
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Scotsman
Retail trade body calls for economic boost in next Budgetand retailers, the Scottish Retail Consortium (SRC) urged today. The SRC said
Scotsman / Posted 26 days ago
and retailers, the Scottish Retail Consortium (SRC) urged today. The SRC said it had submitted to finance secretary Derek Mackay a detailed list of recommendations, such as ruling out income tax hikes and tackling business rates in a bid to... Read more
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Scotsman
Scottish housing market in ‘serious slowdown’of taxpayers have paid either less tax compared to the previous system or no ta
Scotsman / Posted 27 days ago
of taxpayers have paid either less tax compared to the previous system or no tax at all. However, in June finance secretary Derek Mackay said he may to look at shifting the bands for the tax amid growing concern over stagnating property... Read more
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express
Derek Mackay branded ‘muddled’ over onshore economy boast DEREK Mackay was branded "muddled" today over boasts of a historic boost in S
express / Posted 29 days ago
DEREK Mackay was branded "muddled" today over boasts of a historic boost in Scotland's onshore economy. Critics accused Mr Mackay of a desperate attempt to rescue his party's independence... Read more
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HITC Sport
Independent Scotland would need to cut deficit, says Sturgeonthe UK government and supporters of the UK needed to explain why Scotland’s eco
HITC Sport / Posted 30 days ago
the UK government and supporters of the UK needed to explain why Scotland’s economy was comparatively weaker. Sturgeon and Derek Mackay, the Scottish finance secretary, acknowledged the Scottish government had not commissioned any independent... Read more
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express
North Sea oil and gas revenues rise: Scottish deficit falls to £13.3bnsector expenditure, and £13,175 per person, which is £1,437 per person greater
express / Posted 30 days ago
sector expenditure, and £13,175 per person, which is £1,437 per person greater than the UK average. Finance Secretary Derek Mackay said: "It is encouraging that our fiscal balance improved by nearly 10 per cent last year. It is important to... Read more
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heraldscotland
Oil price collapse blamed for £10bn gap in forecast public financesis why we continue to press for the Scottish Government to have a direct role i
heraldscotland / Posted 30 days ago
is why we continue to press for the Scottish Government to have a direct role in Brexit negotiations.” Finance Secretary Derek Mackay added: “It is encouraging that our fiscal balance improved by nearly 10 per cent last year. “It is important to... Read more
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Scotsman
GERS: Scotland’s spending black hole falls to £13.2bnScotland is now £1,437 higher than elsewhere in the UK - a rise of £200. The i
Scotsman / Posted 30 days ago
Scotland is now £1,437 higher than elsewhere in the UK - a rise of £200. The improvement was welcomed by Finance secretary Derek Mackay who said there was growing signs of a North Sea recovery. The deficit measures public spending against the... Read more
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