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What is the SNP policy on police and fire services paying VAT?

Despite emergency services in England having tax relief from VAT, the UK government failed to deliver the same relief for Police Scotland and the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, which has cost Scottish taxpayers more than £140 million since 2013. After 140 SNP calls over five years for an end to VAT charges for our…

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What is the SNP doing to tackle terrorism and fight international crime?

The Scottish Government will continue to cooperate closely with partner agencies, both in the UK and further afield, to combat the threat of global terrorism and extremism. We will continue to strengthen the already robust measures that are in place to help safeguard people who may be vulnerable to radicalisation or at risk from any…

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How is the SNP protecting frontline policing?

The SNP will continue to support Police Scotland and ensure that they have the resources they need to protect the people of Scotland. We will protect the police revenue budget in real terms for the entirety of this parliament – delivering an additional £100 million of investment over the next five years. Under the SNP,…

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What are the SNP doing to tackle legal highs?

Use of New Psychoactive Substances (NPS), also known as legal highs, has been on the increase in Scotland in recent years. Steps have already been taken by the SNP Scottish Government and Police Scotland to tackle the issue, including the purchase of specialist forensic equipment to better identify new substances, local councils have been sent a request to ban NPS in their Public Entertainment Licenses, and guidance have been given to Trading Standards staff.

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How is the SNP tackling violence against women?

Violence against women is a fundamental violation of human rights. We are implementing ‘Equally Safe’, Scotland’s strategy to prevent and eradicate all forms of violence against women and girls, backed up with record levels of funding. We’ve introduced the world leading legislation that makes psychological domestic abuse and controlling behaviour a crime. Scotland is now…

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Is Scotland safer under the SNP?

The SNP Scottish Government has taken many steps to ensure Scotland is a safe place to live. Since taking office, recorded crime is down 42 per cent in Scotland – this is the lowest level ever estimated by the Scottish Crime and Justice Survey.  Since 2007, violent crime is down 46 per cent, robberies are down 47…

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How are the SNP tackling sectarianism in Scotland

The SNP Scottish Government understands the importance of education in eradicating hate crime and speech, including sectarianism, from modern Scottish society. We have invested £13.5 million investment to a range of programmes over the last six years  – more than any other government. Much of the funding for tackling sectarianism has been invested in nationwide…

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