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Thompson wants financial support for excluded businesses and individuals

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Midlothian MP, Owen Thompson, will urge the UK Government on Wednesday to finally deliver meaningful support to individuals and businesses who have found themselves excluded from financial support throughout the pandemic. Mr Thompson will...

Whisky industry building back greener with new funding

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Eleven Scottish distilleries and six in England are beginning green innovations with the help of a £10 million UK Government fund.The aim is to help distilleries switch to cleaner low carbon fuels such as...

Jardine wants to talk to Gove about Brexit

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Christine Jardine, MP for Edinburgh West, has asked to take up the offer from Cabinet Minister, Michael Gove to discuss the potential economic impact of Brexit on Scotland’s economy and position within the UK. It...

Coronavirus – governments planning for Christmas

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The Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster held a discussion with Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland on Saturday to talk about shared arrangements to allow people to get together this Christmas.The talks centred...

Christmas tree goes up in Westminster

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The UK Parliament's Christmas tree has taken its traditional place in the grounds of the Palace of Westminster.The tree which came from Northumberland’s Kielder Forest – was provided by Forestry England.Sir Lindsay Hoyle,...

Extension to furlough scheme is welcomed by The Scottish Government

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Earlier today the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, announced to Westminster that the furlough scheme will continue until March 2021. His full statement is copied below.In his statement he referred to the Bank of England's pronouncements...

New Advocate General for Scotland appointed

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Ten Downing Street has announced that  new Advocate General for Scotland will be Keith Stewart, QC.Mr Stewart replaces Lord Keen of Elie, QC, as the chief legal adviser to the UK Government on Scots...

Millions for Scotland’s scientists

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The UK Government is backing Scotland's most promising scientists with funding of £12 million.This finance is intended to take innovation and help turn it into reality with transformational products and services and is part...

Chancellor announces Job Support Scheme Expansion from November

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The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak announced this afternoon an expansion to the Job Support Scheme.The government’s Job Support Scheme (JSS) will be expanded to protect jobs and support businesses which are required...

Scots lawyers condemn government language

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The Law Society of Scotland has condemned the UK Government for its use of dismissive references to the legal profession as “lefty lawyers", while the Dean of the Faculty of Advocates has written to...

Greens condemn UK Government’s treatment of Holyrood

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Scottish Greens accuse the UK Government of treating the devolved parliaments with contempt, ahead of Michael Gove’s appearance at Holyrood's Finance and Constitution Committee today.The Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster will appear online...

Covid-19 – Joint statement from all UK governments

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This is a joint statement from the UK Government, Northern Ireland Executive, Scottish Government and Welsh Government:Covid-19 threatens lives, health, prosperity and our way of life. We have taken action to protect the health...

UK Government invest in Scottish research

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A research project led by Heriot-Watt University is one of three awarded funding by the UK Government today.The Centre for Regulated Bio-Manufacture aims to establish an advanced cluster in Lothian of manufacturing, therapies...

UK Government confirms funding for Scotland ahead of Edinburgh visit by Treasury Chief

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The UK Government has announced that The Scottish Government will receive a minimum of £1.9 billion in additional funding this year, on top of £4.6 billion confirmed since March to help provide support following...

Financial boost for the arts is welcomed

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The UK Government has announced a £1.57 billion support package for the arts in the UK, and of that £97 million will come to Scotland.At today's media briefing, the First Minister confirmed that...

MP wants benefits sanctions scrapped

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Owen Thompson MP for Midlothian called on the UK Government to rethink the plans to reinstate benefits sanctions after a three month suspension during the Covid-19 lockdown.Mr Thompson wrote to the Work and Pensions...

Government issues Covid Secure advice for business

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The UK Government has now issued its advice to businesses in England to prepare for a return to work where possible.This was mentioned by the Prime Minister during his address to the nation...

Celebrations and silence and prayer to mark 75th anniversary of VE Day #VEDay75

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A two minute silence will be held tomorrow 8 May 2020 at 11am, to remember and thank those who fought during the Second World War.The silence will be marked by all UK Government departments,...

Childcare for key workers – guidance now published

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Criteria provided to local authorities to determine local need.Guidance on childcare provision for key workers has been published.Following the decision to close schools and Early Learning and Childcare (ELC) settings, The Scottish Government has...

UK Government announces science funding for Scottish universities

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Five Scottish universities are to share in a pot of funding from the UK Government announced today.The overall investment for the UK of £179 million will be used to support the next generation...

Government investment in supercomputing includes Edinburgh

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The UK Government's Business and Energy Secretary, Alok Sharma, has announced £1.2 billion of investment over the next decade, in a state of the art supercomputer which will improve forecasting of severe weather events....

Brexit deal struck this morning

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The details are yet to be seen and pulled apart but the Prime Minister has indicated that a new deal has been done with the EU this morning.He tweeted the news :...

Court of Session rejects application to stop prorogation

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Lord Doherty at the Court of Session in Edinburgh has handed down his decision this morning in the petition by Joanna Cherry QC MP and 70+ other politicians.He has decided that the action...

Over 20,000 people in Edinburgh could lose free TV licence

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Around 21,408 people in Edinburgh will be hit by the BBC’s recent decision to scrap the free TV licence for over-75s, new figures have revealed. The BBC made the decision following a change in...

Macdonald claims UK Government creating a hostile environment for Edinburgh festivals

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PERFORMERS FORCED TO CANCEL TRIPS DUE TO VISA CONTROLSThe UK Government’s hostile immigration policy is having a ‘truly devastating’ impact on the ability to attract international guests to Edinburgh’s festivals, according to an SNP...

Cross party motion of no confidence in the government lodged at Westminster

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The SNP, Liberal Democrats, Plaid Cymru and the Greens have tabled a vote of no confidence in the UK government.It follows an amendment from the opposition parties to Labour’s no confidence motion in the...

MSP says Scotland is ‘open for business’

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FOREIGN INVESTMENT UP 7% ACROSS SCOTLAND SCOTLAND SECOND MOST ATTRACTIVE PART OF UK FOR INVESTORS MSP Gordon Macdonald says that new stats from business consultancy EY have named Scotland as the second most attractive part of the...

MSP accuses Tory welfare cuts for losses to Edinburgh

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SNP MSP FOR EDINBURGH PENTLANDS GORDON MACDONALD DEMANDS DEVOLUTION OF SOCIAL SECURITY POWERS Freedom of Information figures supplied by the Department for Work and Pensions have shown that Edinburgh has lost out on £4.1M because of Tory cuts...

Damian Green signs Edinburgh and South East Scotland City deal

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The First Secretary of State and Minister for the Cabinet Office, Damian Green signed the City Region Deal for Edinburgh and South East Scotland on behalf of the UK Government today.We asked him for...

Scrap the Rape Clause Demo on Thursday

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Tomorrow evening in George Square, Glasgow there will be a protest against the Family Cap and Rape Clause. More details on Facebook here.The protest will be live streamed if you cannot attend.Since 6 April...

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