PMI report shows welcome economic acceleration

Reports of accelerating growth in Scotland’s economy have been welcomed today as a demonstration of increasing strength in Scotland’s private sector.

The Bank of Scotland’s latest monthly Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) found that Scotland’s service and production sectors both grew at their fastest pace since March, in the latest of series of positive signs for Scotland’s economy.

Reports-Was public money used to cover No bungle?

 

Commenting on reports that the Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander had to pulp UK Government funded pamphlets urging a No vote in the referendum because of an entirely avoidable mistake - and at a cost to the taxpayer of £250,000 - SNP Treasury spokesperson Stewart Hosie MP said: 

 

Reshuffle distracts from DWP in 'utter shambles'

 

The Scottish National Party has said the UK government must not get distracted by a potential Cabinet reshuffle on Monday and focus on the “utter shambles” at the Department of Work and Pensions.

Westminster lack of transparency on HMRC closures

SNP MSP Margaret Burgess has demanded transparency as HMRC’s consultation on planned office closures is kept away from public scrutiny.

HMRC has begun consulting on the closure of offices in Glenrothes and Irvine, as part of moves to close twelve offices across the UK in the latest round of cuts to staff and facilities.

Independence to slash cost of family holidays

 

As families across Scotland fly off to enjoy summer holidays, the SNP has highlighted how much more they are now being charged for their flights thanks to Westminster’s Air Passenger Duty.

SNP maintain double-digit lead in latest poll

The latest Survation Holyrood voting intentions poll for the Daily Record and Better Nation has put the SNP well in front, more than seven years after first taking office, with a 13.5 per cent lead over Labour on the constituency vote.

Sturgeon: Yes offers fairer deal for older Scots

As the Westminster government refuses to come clean on the level the new single tier state pension will be set at in 2016, the SNP is highlighting the fairer deal a Yes vote offers older Scots.

MoD accept responsibility on Dalgety Bay radiation

The SNP has welcomed that the Ministry of Defence have finally accepted responsibility for the radioactive contamination in Dalgety Bay – and called for clean-up operations to begin as soon as possible.

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