Scottish and UK governments dispute devolution of APD

Written by Liam Kirkaldy on 5 October 2017 in News

Scottish Government announces plans have been complicated by the need for exemptions afforded to the Highlands and Islands to be assessed by the European Commission

SNP urged to change course on ADT cut

Written by Tom Freeman on 5 October 2017 in News

In June parliament voted to replace Air Passenger Duty with a new Air Departure Tax, which is expected to be substantially lower

Theresa May announces plans for energy bill cap

Written by Liam Kirkaldy on 4 October 2017 in News

Prime Minister used her speech to revive plans contained in the Conservative manifesto to cap prices for 12 million consumers

Scotland bans fracking

Written by Liam Kirkaldy on 3 October 2017 in News

More than 60,000 people responded to the Scottish Government’s four month consultation on fracking, with 99 per cent expressing opposition to the technique

Nicola Sturgeon should rule out indyref2 "once and for all", says David Mundell

Written by Liam Kirkaldy on 2 October 2017 in News

Scottish Secretary expected to urge the First Minister to "take a fire extinguisher" to the policy

Kezia Dugdale calls for referendum on final Brexit deal

Written by Liam Kirkaldy on 26 September 2017 in News

Kezia Dudgale blasts "complete paucity" of Labour "to say and do the right thing no matter how hard or unpopular that might be at first"

John McDonnell pledges to bring all PFI contracts back into public sector

Written by Liam Kirkaldy and Kevin Schofield on 26 September 2017 in News

Speaking at the Labour conference, McDonnell said he wanted to end the “scandal” of private firms making huge profits on the back of deals to build hospitals and schools

Baroness Nosheena Mobarik to replace Ian Duncan as Scottish Tory MEP

Written by Mark McLaughlin on 6 September 2017 in News

The SNP accuses Conservatives of “making a mockery of democracy” by appointing previously rejected peer to the European Parliament

Anas Sarwar enters race for Scottish Labour leadership

Written by Liam Kirkaldy on 4 September 2017 in News

Anas Sarwar outlines vision for a “united Labour Party in Holyrood that is fighting the SNP and ready to form Scotland’s next government”

Richard Leonard enters race for Scottish Labour leadership

Written by Liam Kirkaldy on 4 September 2017 in News

Leonard announces his bid with a call for a more “audacious” approach to challenging the SNP