Labour refuse to match £125m SNP commitment to NHS

The SNP is today calling on Labour to clarify its position on funding for the health service – after the party’s shadow health team refused to commit to spending £125m of health consequentials on the NHS.

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Osborne confirms austerity has failed -


Chancellor George Osborne has delivered his Autumn Statement. After the election in 2010 the Tories promised that debt would begin to fall as a share of GDP by 2014/15: that the current account should be in balance by 2015/16 and that public sector net borrowing would fall to £20 billion in the same year


SNP statement on Renfrewshire councillors

Please find below a statement from the SNP on matters involving four SNP councillors in Renfrewshire.

Scathing safety notice must see behaviour change

A scathing improvement notice warning of the unacceptable risks that are being taken at Dounreay nuclear plant must see a change in behaviour at the site.

NHS staff levels reach record high

The SNP has welcomed new figures showing that the number of staff working in the NHS in Scotland has risen to a record high as a further sign of the Scottish Government’s commitment to a first class health service.

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SNP action sees leap in physical activity levels

New statistics showing improving physical activity levels in Scotland have been welcomed today – as the Scottish Government’s commitment to improving the nation’s health continues to pay dividends.

Time running out for 'broken promises' Chancellor


The SNP is today calling on Chancellor George Osborne to use tomorrow’s Autumn Statement to outline how he intends to take action to meet economic targets he has thus far failed.

Key vote removes cap on housing payments

A key vote in the Scottish Parliament has removed the last hurdle to lifting the cap on Discretionary Housing Payments and will allow for the full mitigation of the Bedroom Tax.

The Scottish Parliament’s Welfare Reform Committee today passed the subordinate legislation necessary to allow the Scottish Government to do more to support victims of Westminster’s Bedroom Tax.