Delivering superfast broadband for all homes and businesses in Scotland

Below is a statement given by Fergus Ewing to the Scottish Parliament on how the Scottish Government will invest £600 million to deliver superfast broadband to every home and business in Scotland.



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

From free medicine to free education, taxpayers in Scotland get the best deal anywhere in the UK.


Scottish budget: what it means for businesses

The SNP budget for the year ahead has been passed by the Scottish Parliament. You can get a quick summary of the budget here.



Scottish budget statement by Finance Secretary Derek Mackay

Below is the statement given by Scotland's Finance Secretary, Derek Mackay, on the Scottish Government's budget plans for the year ahead. Check against delivery.



The Scottish Tory austerity plan – you really couldn’t make it up

Tomorrow Scotland’s Finance Secretary will set out the Scottish Government’s tax and spending plans for the year ahead.



Building a fair, inclusive and more prosperous Scotland for everyone

Last week Glasgow became home to a new sculpture, ‘Homeless Jesus’. Designed by Canadian sculptor Timothy Schmalz, it depicts Jesus as a homeless person, sleeping on a park bench. It was brought here thanks to a local fundraising campaign and it is hoped the sculpture will help raise awareness of homelessness and rough sleeping.



Time for Jeremy Corbyn to get off the Brexit fence and back the single market

In the last week, everything we feared about the UK Government’s handling of the Brexit negotiations turned out to be true.

On Monday, having flown to Brussels to shake hands on the long-overdue first part of the deal, Theresa May was forced to perform an embarrassing last minute U-turn.


A budget for a fairer Scotland

Ahead of this week's Scottish budget, Finance Secretary Derek Mackay sets out how, despite challenging circumstances, he will deliver a budget for a fairer Scotland. 



Letter to Jeremy Corbyn: Get Behind Efforts to Protect Jobs, Incomes, and Workers’ Rights

Dear Jeremy,

Never before has the UK faced such a serious economic catastrophe, created and pursued by the current Prime Minister. It falls to us, as the official opposition parties, to push for certainty around workers' rights and the hundreds of thousands of jobs linked to the UK's EU membership. 

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