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Nearly a third of British businesses planning to quit UK over Brexit, industry chiefs warn

1 February 2019

New figures show that 16 per cent of firms have already started the relocation process while another 13 per cent are actively planning for a move

COSLA: revised budget represents ‘meaningful progress’ on securing sustainable funding for councils

1 February 2019

The announcements included an extra £90m of funding from the Scottish Government as well as new powers to introduce a workplace parking levy and tourist tax

£200m growth deal confirmed for Ayrshire

1 February 2019

The UK Government has announced it will invest £100m in an Ayrshire growth deal, which will be matched by £100m more from the Scottish Government

Scottish Government considers tougher sentences for animal cruelty

1 February 2019

Under the government’s proposals, the maximum sentence for the most serious cruelty would increase from 12 months to five years imprisonment or an unlimited fine

Scottish Government strikes last-minute deal with Greens to get budget passed

31 January 2019

Among the changes Derek Mackay announced an extra £90m funding for councils this year, giving councils the power to introduce a tourist tax and reform of council tax after 2021

Interview: EIS general secretary Larry Flanagan on the long road to strike action

31 January 2019

The general secretary of Scotland’s largest teaching union tells Holyrood how they got to the stage where industrial action could be the only option left

Senior Tory officials to tell Theresa May they would accept a two-month delay to Brexit

31 January 2019

motion, set to be voted on by the chairs of party associations across the country, says a deferral up to the European Parliament elections in May this year would be acceptable

Scottish Legal Complaints Commission proposes charging owners of law firms bigger share of complaints costs

31 January 2019

As part of its annual consultation, the SLCC is proposing to freeze fees for the majority of individual lawyers, but raise them for owners of legal businesses

Talks on budget 'not quite there yet', according to Scottish Greens

31 January 2019

With MSPs set to vote on stage one of the budget this afternoon, Scottish ministers will need support from at least one other party for their plans to pass

Teachers' vote on improved pay offer begins

31 January 2019

Education Secretary John Swinney is urging teachers to accept the new deal but strike action remains a possibility

MPs vote to scrap Irish backstop from Brexit deal and send Theresa May back to Brussels

30 January 2019

The Commons voted 317 to 301 in favour of an amendment in the name of Tory MP Sir Graham Brady calling for "alternative arrangements" to be found

Livingston children’s ward to reopen

30 January 2019

Paediatrics unit at St John's hospital in Livingston is set to reopen for overnight stays - but only four days a week

MSPs establish new committee for Alex Salmond inquiry

29 January 2019

The Committee, made up of nine MSPs and chaired by the SNP, was set up after the Court of Session ruled the Scottish Government’s handling of allegations against the former SNP leader was unlawful...

Jeremy Corbyn orders Labour MPs to vote against Immigration Bill in surprise U-turn

29 January 2019

Labour MPs had vowed to defy the party whips and vote against the bill, teeing up an embarrassing rebellion against Corbyn