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MSPs pass Scottish Government's budget

Finance Secretary Derek Mackay's Budget was passed by 68 votes to 57

HOLYROOD passed the Scottish Government’s budget last night, with Finance Secretary Derek Mackay insisting it was the best deal for taxpayers anywhere in the UK.

12:00am Friday 24 February 2017

MSPs lend their backing to LGBT Youth Scotland’s #PurpleFriday campaign

Party leaders, including First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, gathered at Holyrood to support Purple Friday

HOLYROOD went all heroic yesterday as MSPs showed their support for gay and transgender young people.

12:00am Friday 24 February 2017

Sturgeon urged to throw out plan to shut Paisley hospital’s only children’s ward

Claims made by Kezia Dugdale proved to be incorrect

KEZIA Dugdale has urged Nicola Sturgeon to step in to prevent the proposed closure of a children’s hospital ward in Paisley, after NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde backed moving in-patient care for youngsters to the Royal Hospital for Children in…

12:00am Friday 24 February 2017

Scottish Labour conference to vote on federalism proposal

Jeremy Corbyn will be among the speakers at  the three-day Scottish Labour conference

SCOTTISH Labour conference delegates will today vote on a new policy of federalism which party leader Kezia Dugdale believes would “reshape” the UK .

12:00am Friday 24 February 2017

BBC director general Tony Hall reveals the full resources of the broadcaster will be at the disposal of Scottish Nine

BBC director general Tony Hall believes the new Scottish programme to 'reinvent broadcast news'

THE flagship nine o’clock news programme on the new BBC Scotland channel will be able to draw on the broadcaster’s global resources, according to the corporation’s director general.

12:00am Friday 24 February 2017

MSPs call for ‘shocking’ Universal Credit problems to be receive urgent fix

Committee members were told that jobcentres in Musselburgh were ill-equipped to support claimants effectively under the Universal Credit scheme

MSPs have called on the UK Work and Pensions secretary to fix “shocking” problems with Universal Credit before it is extended in Scotland, claiming it is driving people to “breaking point”.

12:00am Friday 24 February 2017

Holyrood sets income tax for the first time as SNP freeze 40p higher rate threshold

Finance Secretary Derek Mackay

MSPs have voted on income-tax rates and bands in Scotland for the first-time ever, with Holyrood opting to freeze the point at which the higher 40p tax rate kicks in.

12:00am Wednesday 22 February 2017

Holyrood makes historic move on income tax

Finance Secretary Derek Mackay

HOLYROOD will today set Scotland’s rate of income tax for the first time in the Parliament’s 18-year history. The vote will likely see the SNP-Green compromise to freeze the top rate of tax at £43,000 squeeze through.

9:48pm Monday 20 February 2017

David Mundell tells MSPs to wait until after Article 50 is triggered for a reply to their Brexit proposals for Scotland

David Mundell insisted that Scotland will not remain in the EU when the UK leaves

THERESA May looks unlikely to respond to Nicola Sturgeon’s proposals for a separate Scottish Brexit deal until after the formal process of leaving the European Union has got underway, it has emerged.

12:00am Thursday 23 February 2017

Indy campers will not have to pay costs after losing legal fight

The campers were evicted from the grounds of the Parliament

THE Scottish Parliament will not pursue a group of independence campaigners for costs after they were evicted from grounds beside Holyrood following a long-running legal battle.

12:00am Friday 24 February 2017
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