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Lack of awareness in pharmacy services, reveals Citizens’ Panel report

24 March 2017

First Citizens' Panel report from the Scottish Health Council reveals a lack of public awareness of what a pharmacist can offer

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Pay offer for doctors and nurses is ‘real-terms cut’

24 March 2017

NHS Scotland staff hear their wages will increase by one per cent for the fourth year in a row

Angela Constance

Angela Constance rejects calls for child benefit rise

23 March 2017

Universal rise in child benefit not as effective as targeted support, argues Social Security Secretary Angela Constance

Justice

European Court of Justice

Accept a post-Brexit role for European Court of Justice, MPs tell UK Government

22 March 2017

The House of Commons Justice Committee has suggested a role for the court would be a “price worth paying”

Scottish Police Authority

Four new members appointed to Scottish Police Authority board

21 March 2017

The Scottish Police Authority has announced the appointment of four new board members

Environment

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Alarming level of distrust between groups working to tackle wildlife crime, MSPs warn

26 March 2017

Scottish Parliament Environment, Rural Affairs and Climate Change committee responds to Scottish Government wildlife crime report

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Scottish Government launches consultation on land use engagement

24 March 2017

The consultation, running from 24 March to 16 June 2017, will inform Scottish Government guidance on how to foster cooperation between land owners and local communities

Business & Economy

Jean-Claude Juncker

Jean-Claude Juncker: Britain must pay bill to leave the European Union

24 March 2017

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker said the EU will negotiate in “friendly way, in a firm way”

Angela Constance

Angela Constance rejects calls for child benefit rise

23 March 2017

Universal rise in child benefit not as effective as targeted support, argues Social Security Secretary Angela Constance

Money

'Fragile' economic growth while Brexit and indyref uncertainties persist, warns Fraser of Allander

22 March 2017

Both UK and Scottish governments need to provide fiscal clarity amid 'unprecedented' political uncertainty, warns Fraser of Allander institute