Bedroom Tax leads to emergency payments increase

 

Figures released today show an alarming fourfold increase in emergency housing help as a result of Westminster’s unfair welfare cuts that continue to hit the least well off the hardest.

£15,365,860 of emergency help was claimed by 45,722 households from April to November last year.

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Scotland must "grab its slice of the pie"

 

Top chef Albert Roux – the menu mastermind at the hotel bought by Wimbledon champion Andy Murray - has described the Westminster government as "lamentable" in promoting Scottish produce and said that Scotland has never been better served than by the present SNP Scottish Government.

Cowdenbeath: Efforts to boost health of kids vital

SNP Candidate Natalie McGarry was today joined outside St John’s Primary School in Rosyth - the primary school Natalie attended growing up – by Minister for Sports and the Commonwealth Games Shona Robison to highlight what the SNP is doing to improve the health of kids in Fife.

Scotland: A positive international partner

 

Thank you very much for the opportunity to address the Institute for International and European Affairs on the subject of “Independent Scotland: A positive, proactive international partner”.

2014 is a historic and exciting year for Scotland and the international community is watching.

Westminster coastguard cuts put lives at risk

The SNP has expressed concern at new figures obtained by Coastguard SOS, which show critical levels of understaffing of the coastguard service on the West Coast of Scotland.

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Wealth sucking 'dark star' highlights need for Yes

 

The SNP is today highlighting a report in the Financial Times that warns of the growing geographical disparity in wealth across the countries and regions of the UK.

Professor Tony Travers of London School of Economics said:

SNP outlines positive international vision

The Scottish National Party will today (Monday) outline its international vision with a keynote lecture to the Institute for International and European Affairs in Dublin.

Intellectual Property bill could undermine courts

The Intellectual Property bill which will secure its second reading in the House of Commons on Monday could sweep away centuries of determining and resolving patent cases in Scotland, says Pete Wishart MP.

Cowdenbeath: SNP highlight Council House record

Labour’s shockingly poor record of council house building in Fife has been highlighted in the by-election campaign as Natalie McGarry hailed the progress the SNP has delivered for Fifers.

Business fear of UK exit from EU boosts Yes case

Reports from today’s Observer that Business Secretary Vince Cable is struggling to assuage business concerns over the prospect of the UK leaving the EU has underlined the danger to Scotland’s economy of remaining with the Westminster system.