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    1. May 18, 2016

      SNP focuses on education in reshuffle

      Nicola Sturgeon, Scotland’s first minister, has focused on education in her first cabinet reshuffle, appointing her...

    2. February 23, 2016

      UK and Scotland seal funding deal

      The Scottish and UK governments have sealed a deal over future funding arrangements that had threatened to delay the...

    1. Fast FT

      January 13, 2016

      Scottish GDP growth lagged UK in 3Q

      The Scottish economy grew by 0.1 per cent in the third quarter of last year, lagging behind the broader UK’s reading of...

    2. December 17, 2015

      Scotland budget criticised as too austere

      With its cautious use of new powers and emulation of UK Conservative policies, Scotland’s 2016-17 budget offered more...

    3. December 16, 2015

      Scottish budget follows George Osborne’s example

      Scotland will follow the Conservative government at Westminster by raising tax on the purchase of some properties and...

    4. December 16, 2015

      Scotland announces tax on second homes

      Scotland will join the rest of the UK in putting up taxes for people who buy second homes, Holyrood said on Wednesday....

    5. December 15, 2015

      Oil price slump leaves SNP with dilemma

      Facing a weakening economy, cuts to his main source of funding and a looming election, it is no wonder Scotland’s...

    6. December 15, 2015

      Scotland to set out its own income tax rates

      Scotland will break new ground when it sets out its own income tax rate for the first time on Wednesday, in a...

    7. December 13, 2015

      Scottish National party under fire over Forth Road Bridge closure

      The Scottish National party is under growing pressure over its record in government as a vital transport link stays...

    8. October 20, 2015

      Scots resist Green Investment Bank sell-off

      Scotland could block UK government plans for the privatisation of its flagship Green Investment Bank, the Scottish...

    9. October 16, 2015

      Scotland to give councils power over business rates

      The Scottish government will give councils the power to cut business rates to boost their local economies, matching a...

    10. October 15, 2015

      Nicola Sturgeon cautious on timing of new Scottish referendum

      Nicola Sturgeon has moved to cool impatience for independence in the Scottish National party by declaring it will not...

    11. September 29, 2015

      Police probe property deals involving SNP’s Michelle Thomson

      Police are investigating property deals involving Michelle Thomson, a Scottish National party MP who was a high profile...

    12. August 31, 2015

      SNP rails against Osborne’s Faslane investment

      The Scottish National party has denounced the announcement of UK investment in the Faslane nuclear submarine base in...

    13. July 31, 2015

      Scotland hits snag in funding model for infrastructure projects

      Scotland’s efforts to use a different model to fund infrastructure development suffered a setback after the independent...

    14. June 15, 2015

      Scots nationalists seek greater powers over tax, jobs and welfare

      The Scottish government has called for “substantial and serious discussions” with UK ministers on greater powers for...

    15. June 8, 2015

      Scottish spending cuts ‘too bitter’ a pill, says John Swinney

      Scotland’s finance secretary has attacked Conservative spending cuts despite an unexpected £70m reduction in this...

    16. June 4, 2015

      SNP rejects faster UK spending cuts

      The Scottish government has denounced accelerated UK spending cuts as “completely and utterly unacceptable”, a...

    17. March 18, 2015

      Budget 2015: SNP attacks ‘unnecessary’ spending cuts

      The Scottish National party accused George Osborne of pushing ahead with “unfair and unnecessary” spending cuts in his...

    18. March 18, 2015

      Budget 2015: Osborne’s Agincourt jibe risks raising Scottish hackles

      In his first Budget since Scotland’s independence referendum, George Osborne hailed UK unity and offered support for...

    19. January 21, 2015

      Stamp duty changes hit wealthy Scots

      People buying the most expensive homes in Scotland will have to pay more under revised stamp duty plans announced on...

    20. January 18, 2015

      Scottish government rethinks home purchase tax plan

      The Scottish government will this week announce a rethink of its planned tax on home purchases that is likely to ease...

    21. November 21, 2014

      Nicola Sturgeon balances genders in Scottish cabinet reshuffle

      Nicola Sturgeon, Scotland’s new first minister, has unveiled a cabinet reshuffle intended to stamp her mark on the...

    22. October 24, 2014

      Scots rush to sell homes ahead of tax rise

      Owners of high-end Scottish homes are rushing forward their sales to beat the imposition of higher property transaction...

    23. October 9, 2014

      Buyers of expensive Scottish homes face big tax rise

      Scotland’s first flexing of its new fiscal muscles has caused pain to the wealthy, with an unexpectedly steep rise in...

    24. September 21, 2014

      Nicola Sturgeon looks set to become first female Scottish leader

      Nicola Sturgeon, Scotland’s deputy first minister, appears increasingly assured of becoming the first female Scottish...

    25. September 17, 2014

      Scotland jobless fall seized on by both sides

      News that Scotland’s unemployment rate has dropped below the UK’s was seized on by campaigners ahead of Thursday’s...

    26. September 11, 2014

      Scottish independence: SNP would concede powers to win currency union

      John Swinney, Scottish finance secretary, has conceded that an independent Scotland “would have to accept some fiscal...

    27. August 14, 2014

      BoE comments deal blow to Scottish Yes camp

      The Bank of England has challenged the Scottish government’s characterisation of official contacts between them, in an...

    28. August 10, 2014

      Alex Salmond digs in over independent Scotland keeping pound

      Alex Salmond has dug in over the question of what currency an independent Scotland would use, insisting that it would...

    29. April 30, 2014

      UK Treasury steps up drive against Scottish independence

      The UK Treasury is stepping up its drive against Scottish independence with a speech by chief secretary Danny Alexander...

    30. April 15, 2014

      Abandoning UK debt would ‘strengthen’ Scotland, says report

      Edinburgh says a report on the fiscal benefits of independent Scots walking away from UK state debt shows that London...

    31. March 24, 2014

      Brussels scuppers Scottish pension hopes for independence

      Brussels will dash the Scottish government’s hopes that EU pension reforms would smooth a transition to independence by...

    32. February 27, 2014

      Standard Life warns on Scots ‘Yes’ vote

      The campaign for Scottish Independence suffered a damaging setback on Thursday when two of the country’s biggest...

    33. February 19, 2014

      Scotland minister warns on UK cost of refusal to share pound

      British taxpayers could be landed with an annual debt service bill of up to £5.5bn if London refuses to share the pound...

    34. January 15, 2014

      Scottish growth lags behind UK

      Scotland’s economy gathered pace last year, but the pace of recovery still lagged behind the overall UK growth rate,...

    35. January 9, 2014

      Scotland to end supermarket tax on alcohol and tobacco

      Scotland will scrap a special levy on large shops that sell tobacco and alcohol, a move that has been welcomed by big...

    36. November 5, 2013

      Scottish finance secretary snubs Westminster MPs

      John Swinney has provoked anger in Westminster after the Scottish finance secretary turned down a request from MPs to...

    37. October 22, 2013

      Scotland seeks buyers for Grangemouth

      Scotland’s government has launched a search for potential buyers of the Grangemouth refinery, ramping up pressure on...

    38. October 22, 2013

      Scotland politicians seek buyer for Grangemouth refinery

      Top Scottish politicians have been talking to potential buyers for a refinery and petrochemicals complex that is at the...

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