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The Scottish budget: what it means for young people

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The Scottish Governments budget invests in jobs and skills and tackles the cost of living.

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The Scottish budget: what it means for older people

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The Scottish Government has set out its budget plans for the year ahead. Find out how the Scottish budget means older people in Scotland get the best deal anywhere in the UK.

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Scotland’s exports: what you need to know

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Scotland is one of the strongest economies in the world, with advantages and resources few nations can match. For centuries, Scotland’s exports have reached every corner of the globe – and our trade performance continues to grow and strengthen.

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The Scottish budget: what it means for businesses

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Derek Mackays budget ensures Scotland is the best place to do business and invest, and that our economy can meet the challenges and seize the opportunities of the future.

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13 facts about the health service under the SNP

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Under the SNP health funding is at a record high, more people are working in our NHS than ever before, and patient satisfaction is at its highest level on record.

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The Scottish budget: what it means for families

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Find out more about how the Scottish budget means families in Scotland get the best deal anywhere in the UK.

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Explainer: Teachers’ Pay

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Under the new pay scale proposals from the Scottish Government, teachers would receive a minimum 9% increase between January 2018 and April 2019, and a further 3% rise in April 2020. If accepted, it would be the best pay deal for teachers anywhere in the UK.

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Scotland: the best deal for taxpayers of anywhere in the UK

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If you are a tax payer in Scotland you get more for your money, a much better deal, than anywhere else in the UK.

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The Scottish budget: what you need to know

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The Finance Secretary, Derek Mackay, has set out the Scottish Government’s budget plans for the year ahead. In the face of the chaos and confusion of Brexit, this budget offers stability and protects Scotland’s public services. Here’s what you need to know.

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Ending homelessness together

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Scotland has made huge progress in tackling homelessness and has some of the strongest rights for homeless people in the world.

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How we’re helping young people find fair work

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We have met our target to reduce youth unemployment by 40 per cent, four years ahead of schedule.

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10 ways we’re giving children the best start in life

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The SNP is determined that every child, regardless of their circumstances, should get the best start in life. Our ambition is for Scotland to be the best place in the world to grow up.

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Ensuring the UK Budget delivers for Scotland

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If the Conservatives are serious about building a better future for people, here are just a few things they need to do this budget.

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3 important takeaways from Nicola Sturgeon’s ‘Scotland in Europe’ speech

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Nicola Sturgeon’s speech on Scotland’s place in Europe illustrates how our position, set out 18 months ago, still remains the best option for Scotland – short of remaining with the European Union.

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Improving Scotland’s mental health

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We are determined to ensure that our mental health services give young people the advice, support and care that they need.

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Your guide to SNP conference

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SNP members will gather at the SEC in Glasgow on Sunday for our 84th Annual Conference, our first since we became the second biggest party in the UK.

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How SNP members are making policy – and changing Scotland

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From Citizen’s Basic Income to the Child Poverty Act, here are five examples of grassroot policies that we’re acting on in government.

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Our plan for Scotland: Delivering for all communities

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Nicola Sturgeon has announced the Scottish Government’s plan for the next year – the Programme for Government. Here are just some of the things the SNP Scottish Government is doing to support Scotland’s diverse communities.

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Our plan for a fairer and more equal Scotland

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced the Scottish Government’s plans for the year ahead.

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Our action on obesity

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Nicola Sturgeon has announced that Scotland will aim to halve childhood obesity by 2030. Here’s our plan.

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Made in Scotland: protecting Scotland’s brand

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Scotland’s food and drink sector is vitally important to our economy – the industry is worth £14.4 billion and supports 119,000 jobs across the country.

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Investing in mental health services for young people

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We are determined to ensure that our mental health services give young people the advice, support and care that they need.

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Made in Scotland: securing our manufacturing future

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Manufacturing is hugely important to Scotland’s economy, accounting for over half of our international exports and employing nearly 190,000 people across the country.

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Our action for families with young children

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Our ambition is for Scotland to be the best place in the world to grow up. To do that we’re supporting families to give their children the very best start in life.

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Our action on STEM education and training

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Research suggests that 65 per cent of children in preschool today will work in jobs or careers that don’t yet exist.

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Scottish budget: what it means for rural communities

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The SNP is committed to supporting people who live in rural and remote areas of Scotland – here’s how the Draft Scottish Budget will do that.

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Scottish budget: what it means for families

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Here’s how the Scottish budget means families in Scotland get the best deal anywhere in the UK.

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Scottish budget: what it means for Edinburgh and the Lothians

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The Scottish budget for the next year has been passed by the Scottish Parliament. Here’s what the SNP budget means for Edinburgh and the Lothians.