Pressures to cut Scotland's budget highlighted

A leading academic has said that there will be big pressure to cut Scotland’s budget in the event of a No vote.

Cost of living report shows Westminster is failing

A new report from consumer organisation Which? highlighting the cost of living pressures facing households in Scotland has underlined the damage that Westminster’s mismanagement is causing.

The report found that 36% of households in Scotland feel financially squeezed, with energy, fuel and food prices identified as the top consumer concerns.

More doom and gloom from Lord Robertson

Just months after his doom-laden warnings about an independent Scotland, Lord George Robertson has repeated his claims – during a debate in which his colleague Jack McConnell called on the No camp to “raise its game”.

Powers of Yes vote will support regeneration

As SNP MSP Bob Doris prepares to lead a member’s debate in the Scottish Parliament on regeneration in Royston, the SNP has highlighted what a Yes vote will mean for regenerating communities across Scotland.

PM must order investigation of Treasury figures

First Minister Alex Salmond has today written to Prime Minster David Cameron calling for an investigation into the Treasury's bogus figures on the costs of the Scottish Government in an independent Scotland. 

The text of the letter is below:

Dear David,

Threats to Barnett highlight need to vote Yes

Reports of the hostility toward the Barnett formula from Westminster MPs further highlight the need to vote Yes to protect Scotland’s budget, the SNP has said.

Employment specialist's tribunal comments welcomed

 

The SNP has today welcomed comments from a leading employment lawyer who said an independent Scotland can “ditch” controversial employment tribunal fees.

Margaret Gribbon, an Employment Law Specialist with Glasgow based Bridge Litigation Solicitors condemned the UK government’s policy and told The Herald:

Scotland can go further on living wage with Yes

As the Living Wage Commission today called for the number of people across the UK receiving the living wage to increase by one million by 2020, the SNP has highlighted the opportunity that a Yes vote will create to build on Scotland’s positive progress.

Unelected peers to lecture Scots on democracy

 

The House of Lords is holding two debates on the constitutional future of the United Kingdom following the independence referendum on September 18th. The House of Lords currently has over 800 unelected members making it the second largest legislative chamber in the world – second only to the Chinese National People’s Congress in Beijing.