The formula used will be based on local population data, a broad based measure of need, including factors like unemployment and income levels. Orkney has one of the lowest rates of unemployment in Scotland.
Orkney has lost out on vital financial support being short changed by the equivalent of nearly £619,000 through the allocation from the UK Government’s Shared Prosperity Fund.
Scottish Green MSP Ross Greer has described the deal as a ‘tax dodgers’ charter.’
“who is best placed to deliver Scotland’s fundamental needs? The people we vote for now, or the people we haven’t voted for since 1955?”
“Independence has never been more vital to our health, prosperity and wellbeing. How fortunate we are to be allowed to escape a bouroch not of our making. “
” Employment, the prosperity of rural areas and our high standards should not be jeopardised for the sake a headline-grabbing deal.” Martin Kennedy President NFU Scotland
The Parliament of the European Union has now formally agreed to the trade deal with the UK.
“I watched the first episode of the new series of ‘Landward’….”
“The Scottish Seafood Association says exports to the EU are being hit by “red tape” delays between Scotland and France.”
EU citizens, who arrived in the UK before 31 December 2020 and intend to stay, only have until 30 June 2021 to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS).