“We know some people might find the 10% hard when other costs are increasing too, but be assured we’re doing it to help to protect those important Council services that you, your family, your friends and your neighbours, need and rely on”
Budget Good News For Orkney’s Ferries
“The Government gave a commitment some years ago to fully fund those services so the second commitment is that that is a commitment we will honour. ” John Swinney Deputy FM Scotland
Household Energy Bills Up Over 88.9% Than A Year Ago
Rising domestic fuel prices push CPIH and CPI inflation rates to levels last seen over 40 years ago
Food Insecurity Sees Many Scots Running Out of Food
The highest levels of food insecurity were among single parents and single adults under the age of 65.
It’s A Growth Plan, But Who For?
“The British pound fell around 3% to below $1.1 on Friday, a fresh low since 1985, after the government announced several tax cuts, in an attempt to boost economic growth. ” Trading Economics
A Deficit Of Fairness
“Can we afford to stay?”. And I don’t think we can.
Tackling Child Poverty in Scotland
The Scottish Child Payment is to be increased from £20 to £25 when the benefit is extended to under 16s by the end of this year.
Emma Roddick MSP: Wishing all readers a healthy and safe festive season.
“With the emergence of the new Omicron variant, it’s more important than ever that we pull together to prevent more unnecessary deaths over this festive season. “
UK Government Budget “an act of class warfare on the side of the rich”
“The UK Government budget is leaving families in the Highlands and Islands hundreds of pounds worse off next year due to Tory cuts and the soaring cost of pursuing a reckless hard Brexit.” Emma Roddick MSP
How Well Is Scotland’s Economy?
In the short term, a recent report by the Fraser of Allander Institute at the University of Strathclyde, has shown some cause for optimism.