The SNP is today welcoming a significant funding boost for local authorities delivered by the Scottish Government – ensuring the continuation of the Council Tax freeze, Bedroom Tax mitigation and the maintenance of teacher numbers.
The announcement of plans for a pay rise for NHS staff has been hailed today as a demonstration of why the SNP is the most trusted to stand up for Scotland’s NHS.
The NHS Pay Review Body has today made their independence recommendation for a 1 per cent fully consolidated pay rise for NHS Agenda for Change staff – a recommendation that has been accepted in full by the Scottish Government.
Jim Murphy has been challenged to publicly distance himself from a senior Labour politician today after an attack on the universal entitlements such as the concessionary travel scheme, free prescriptions and free tuition which Jim Murphy now claims to support.
Commenting on the story in the Telegraph tonight that an undercover reporter posing as a donor to the Liberal Democrats was encouraged to give money via relatives and backdate cheques in order to avoid electoral law on financial disclosure - and that the Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander encouraged the fake businessman at a private meeting to provide further financial support