The austerity obsession of this Tory Government is driving more people, particularly children, into poverty. While the Tories like to imply that work is the answer to all ills, the main issue facing people is growing inequality.
While the gender pay gap is smaller in Scotland than in the UK as a whole, there is still more to do to close the gap and reach equal pay.
Everyone should be able to heat their home and keep themselves and their family warm. That’s why we are absolutely committed to tackling fuel poverty.
It is simply unacceptable for any child to grow up in poverty in 21st century Scotland.
Below is a letter from Alison Thewliss MP, SNP Treasury Spokesperson at Westminster, to Theresa May following the publication of the Paradise Papers.
Below is a statement given by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon to the Scottish Parliament.
Scotland’s teachers deserve our unreserved praise for the education they are providing our young people, day in and day out. Scotland has a good education system.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and Finance Secretary Derek Mackay have today launched a discussion paper on Income Tax in Scotland, ahead of the publication of the Scottish Government’s budget.