Richard Lochhead at Fochabers Mountain Bike Trail

Interview with Richard Lochhead

5 February 2016

Holyrood talks to one of the SNP’s longest-serving politicians, Richard Lochhead, Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs, Food and Environment

Cake - sugar tax

Spoonful of sugar - Should government dictate our diet?

4 February 2016

As calls for a tax on sugar grow, Holyrood examines what role government should play in what we eat

Scottish Parliament opposition finance spokespeople

Scottish Parliament opposition views on Scotland's economy

1 February 2016

Scottish Labour's Jackie Baillie, Scottish Greens' Patrick Harvie, Scottish Conservatives' Murdo Fraser and Scottish Liberal Democrats' Willie Rennie talk to Holyrood about the state of Scotland's finances

Craigmillar child poverty

Soapbox: Poverty - prevention is better than cure

5 February 2016

The Child Poverty Action Group's John Dickie responds to the recommendations of Scotland's poverty adviser Naomi Eisenstadt

Graphic of people butting heads

The council tax freeze damages more than just council budgets

2 February 2016

Raising not just the funding for, but also the status of, local authorities needs to be a priority

Russell Gunson IPPR

Devolving power simply to abdicate it?

28 January 2016

The IPPR's Russell Gunson responds to the Scottish Conservative's tax commission proposals

henry mcleish - column

Henry McLeish: time for ethical economics

25 January 2016

The former First Minister calls for a debate on the moral limits of markets 

David Thomson, Scottish Food and Drink Federation

Work with us - food and drink is a fundamental part of the economy

22 January 2016

Associate feature: Work with the Scottish Food and Drink Federation to grow Scotland’s food and drink industry

Helpful carer and happy old man

Carers in Scotland win new rights

5 February 2016

The Carers bill is passed unanimously by MSPs, giving unpaid carers a right to demand support, but concerns over costs remain

Craigmillar child poverty

Soapbox: Poverty - prevention is better than cure

5 February 2016

The Child Poverty Action Group's John Dickie responds to the recommendations of Scotland's poverty adviser Naomi Eisenstadt

Helpful carer and happy old man

Carers in Scotland win new rights

5 February 2016

The Carers bill is passed unanimously by MSPs, giving unpaid carers a right to demand support, but concerns over costs remain

School Lunch

Aberdeenshire Council first local authority to use myaccount to let parents pay for school lunches online

3 February 2016

Authentication system was launched in December for academies and is currently being rolled out across primary school estate

Scottish Parliament

Scottish budget: MSPs reject Labour's tax plan

3 February 2016

MSPs have voted against Scottish Labour's plans to increase the Scottish Rate of Income Tax by 1p

HM Treasury

Treasury Minister Greg Hands will travel to Scotland in effort to reach fiscal framework deal

3 February 2016

Scottish Affairs Committee chair Pete Wishart suggests UK and Scottish governments "miles apart" on deal