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How is the SNP supporting Scotland’s island communities?

In the last parliament, the SNP delivered the Islands Act, giving specific legal rights to Scotland’s islands to ensure that the government works with and for our island communities. Over the next five years, we will invest at least £30 million in a specific programme to invest in island infrastructure and support a green recovery….

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How will the SNP empower local communities?

We believe the best people to decide the future of our communities are the people who live in those communities. To further shift the balance of power to communities, we will bring forward a Community Wealth Building Act to redirect wealth, control and benefits to local economies. The Act will require local authorities and public…

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What is the SNP’s position on Council Tax?

The SNP are committed to a tax system that is proportionate to people’s ability to pay. That’s why our plans will ensure those living in lower-band properties A to D – at least 75 per cent of all households in Scotland – will pay the same, or even less, than they do today in Council Tax.

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How will the SNP support rural Scotland?

The SNP Scottish Government established the Rural Parliament in 2014 to ensure that the needs of rural communities were considered, debated and acted upon. The Scottish Parliament has also passed the Community Empowerment Act which requires public bodies to consider how to engage with local communities.

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