SNP delivers £107m extra funding to local govt

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.

Angus Robertson comments on Tornado FAI decision


Commenting on the decision today (Thursday) that the Crown Office has ruled out a Fatal Accident Inquiry into

the collision between two RAF Tornado jets over the Moray Firth in July 2012, Angus Robertson MP, SNP

Pay rise for NHS staff hailed

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.

Danny Alexander has questions to answer

The conduct of Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander has been questioned by the SNP today, following the latest donations scandal reported on the front page of the Daily Telegraph.

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Murphy challenged over Labour attack on services

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.

Danny Alexander must make statement on donations

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

Farmers back MSP's ‘Made in Scotland’ dairy plan


Bruce Crawford MSP’s call for better labelling regulation for the dairy industry in Scotland has been backed by the National Union of Farmers.