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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    1. 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...

    2. June 4, 2015

      SNP rejects faster UK spending cuts

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

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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,...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. October 17, 2013

      Ineos shuts Grangemouth refinery despite cancelled strike

      Ineos has shut down its Grangemouth refinery and petrochemicals complex in Scotland, suggesting it might not restart...

    26. October 7, 2013

      Unions warned over action at Scottish refinery

      Ineos has accused unions at its closure-threatened Grangemouth oil refinery and petrochemical plant in Scotland of...

    27. September 11, 2013

      SNP highlights limited powers in austerity fight

      Unveiling its budget for the run-up to next year’s independence referendum, Scotland’s nationalist government on...

    28. June 28, 2013

      Scotland blazes stamp duty reform trail

      A bill approved by Scottish MPs to replace stamp duty with a more progressive tax has been championed by those property...

    29. April 23, 2013

      Scots face tough choices on currency

      The release on Tuesday of a UK Treasury report on an independent Scotland's currency choices marks the start of a new...

    30. April 17, 2013

      Scottish Power to recruit 2,500 people

      ScottishPower has announced plans to recruit 2,500 people for network engineering jobs over the next decade as it...

    31. March 20, 2013

      Budget 2013: Distillers rue dual treatment over duty escalator

      There was a showdown in the pub when George Osborne, chancellor, allowed brewers to step off the duty escalator but...

    32. March 20, 2013

      Budget 2013: Edinburgh dismisses ‘slow-motion’ attitude

      Scotland’s government has dismissed what it called a “delayed action Budget for slow-motion growth”, claiming that...

    33. March 20, 2013

      Budget 2013: North Sea buoys Scottish independence hopes

      If Scotland’s best known former energy analyst has any worries about the prospects for North Sea oil and gas, he is...

    34. October 5, 2012

      West Lothian processing plant faces closure

      The struggling Hall’s of Broxburn meat-processing plant in West Lothian will close by February if no buyer can be...

    35. March 21, 2012

      SNP sees missed chance for stimulus

      The Scottish government accused the chancellor of missing an opportunity to get the economy moving and deliver greater...

    36. FT Alphaville

      February 6, 2012

      Scotland's unsolicited non-rating

      We couldn’t help but notice that the major ratings agencies were terribly coy about Scotland. From the FT: The three...

    37. February 5, 2012

      Doubt cast on any future Scottish sovereign rating

      An independent Scotland would not be able to count on receiving triple A status, credit rating agencies have told the...

    38. FT Alphaville

      February 2, 2012

      Pink picks

      Comment, analysis, and other offerings from Thursday’s FT, Charles Goodhart: Longer-term forecasts are a step backwards...

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