Scottish and Welsh governments unite to express frustration at UK approach to child refugees

Written by Liam Kirkaldy on 23 July 2017 in News

In a joint letter the Scottish and Welsh Governments backed calls for more children to be included in the Dubs Scheme for resettling lone child refugees

House of Lords committee says Scotland could reach "differentiated" Brexit deal

Written by Liam Kirkaldy on 19 July 2017 in News

But the committee did not back calls from the Scottish Government for Scotland to retain single market access if the UK withdraws from the arrangement

Average incomes grew faster in Scotland than across the UK over last 40 years, finds IFS

Written by Liam Kirkaldy on 19 July 2017 in News

IFS found that one in four children living in poverty are in the 10 per cent most deprived local authorities, with poverty especially geographically concentrated for working-age households

Brexit uncertainty hitting business in Scotland, finds PwC

Written by Liam Kirkaldy on 18 July 2017 in News

In a new report PwC found that although economic growth held up better than expected in the six months following Brexit vote, it slowed in the first half of 2017 as inflation rose sharply

Mike Russell calls on UK Government for clarity on future of EU citizens living in the UK

Written by Liam Kirkaldy on 17 July 2017 in News

Scottish Government Brexit Minister said it was “disappointing that it has taken the UK Government a year to set out their plans”

Stewart McDonald introduces private members' bill to ban unpaid trial shifts

Written by Liam Kirkaldy on 17 July 2017 in News

MP said the new Unpaid Trial Work Periods (Prohibition) Bill, which will be introduced to Parliament on Wednesday, would help stop exploitation of workers

Great Repeal Bill “an attack on the founding principles of devolution”, say Scottish and Welsh governments

Written by Liam Kirkaldy and Mark McLaughlin on 13 July 2017 in News

Publishing the EU (Withdrawal) Bill, UK Brexit Secretary David Davis called on MPs to “work together” as negotiations over the UK’s exit from the EU move forward

Conservative party is a “failing organisation” with an “obsession with a few narrow soundbites”, warns Tory MP

Written by Liam Kirkaldy on 13 July 2017 in News

New report from 1922 Committee warns of “widespread dismay amongst MPs, candidates, donors, activists, members, supporters and voters" about how Tories conducted the election campaign

Labour ready to negotiate a Brexit “that works for both sides”, says Jeremy Corbyn

Written by Emilio Casalicchio on 13 July 2017 in News

Corbyn will travel to Brussels with  Keir Starmer, Diane Abbott and Carwyn Jones to warn against “the Conservatives' megaphone diplomacy”

Diane Abbott condemns UK Government refusal to publish extremism funding report

Written by Emilio Casalicchio on 12 July 2017 in News

Shadow Home Secretary lashed out after Amber Rudd said publishing report would pose a risk to national security