February 11, 2020

Kenneth Gibson MSP has called on opposition MSPs to back SNP Government budget proposals for 2020/21 that commit a record £15,328 million for Health, an inflation-busting increase of £1,017 million (7.1%) on 2019/2020.

MSPs will vote on Draft Budget proposals next month. The Health Budget for 2020/21 includes:

  • £   762.4 million for NHS Ayrshir...

January 8, 2020

The UK government’s decision to publish its Budget on the same day as Scottish councils are legally required to set Council Tax levels will create “unprecedented” problems for local government.

The Accounts Commission, the public spending watchdog for local government, warned Holyrood’s Local Government Committee today that the decision will be “...

February 3, 2019

The Scottish Parliament has voted to support the SNP Government’s budget, which offers economic stability while giving a cash boost to the NHS, schools and other vital services

Despite successive UK Labour, Coalition and Tory Government austerity cuts which leave Scotland almost £2 billion (7%) worse off than a decade ago, the SNP Government Budg...

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