Universal Credit is pushing thousands of people into poverty

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.



Our plan to close the gender pay gap

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.



Keeping homes warm and energy bills down

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.


Tackling child poverty

It is simply unacceptable for any child to grow up in poverty in 21st century Scotland.



Letter to the Prime Minister: take radical action now to avoid a tax haven UK

Below is a letter from Alison Thewliss MP, SNP Treasury Spokesperson at Westminster, to Theresa May following the publication of the Paradise Papers. 



Apology to those convicted for same-sex sexual activity that is now legal

Below is a statement given by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon to the Scottish Parliament.  



Empowering schools, teachers and parents

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.



50 years on from Winnie Ewing's historic Hamilton by-election victory

Winnie Ewing stunned the political world by storming to victory in the Hamilton by-election on November 2, 1967.


The Income Tax discussion paper explained

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.


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