Tuesday, 07 November 2017 18:35

FOOD BANK USE SOARS 30% IN UNIVERSAL CREDIT PILOT AREAS

CHARITY CONFIRMS TORY WELFARE CUTS ARE DRIVING RISE IN FOOD POVERTY
 
Food bank use has soared 30% over the last year in areas that are already enduring the roll out of Universal Credit, research by Trussell Trust has revealed.
 

Monday, 06 November 2017 18:12

SNP CALL FOR RIGOROUS REGULATION AS PARADISE PAPERS REVEAL "ROTTEN CORE OF SOCIETY"

The SNP has called on the UK government to immediately address "years of inaction" in Westminster on the use of offshore tax structures in the wake of the Paradise Papers, and to implement “rigorous regulation.”

Monday, 06 November 2017 18:01

CHANCELLOR STALLS ON POLICE AND FIRE VAT

SNP TO KEEP DEMANDING WESTMINSTER REFUNDS VAT FOR EMERGENCY SERVICES
 
The SNP is keeping the pressure up on the Chancellor to deliver a tax rebate for Scotland’s police and fire services, after the Treasury failed to confirm whether it would lift the unfair VAT burden currently imposed on Scotland’s emergency services.
 

Monday, 06 November 2017 18:00

BREXIT CHAOS CONTINUES AS UK GOVERNMENT ATTEMPT TO DENY EXISTENCE OF SECRET BREXIT ASSESSMENTS

The SNP has criticised the UK government over its cynical attempt to backtrack on the existence of the Brexit impact assessments, following a letter from the Brexit Secretary today implying that the crucial analyses do not exist - just two weeks after admitting the Prime Minister and the Cabinet had seen their summaries.

Monday, 06 November 2017 15:42

TORIES FAILING FAMILIES AS NEW REPORT REVEALS CUTS HITTING HOME

CLAIM TO MAKE WORK PAY “IN TATTERS” AS FAMILY INCOMES SLASHED

The SNP has said the Tory claim to make work pay “lies in tatters”, as a new report reveals a decade of cuts to tax credits and Universal Credit has slashed family incomes and pushed children into poverty.

Sunday, 05 November 2017 06:43

BROWN CLAIMS RENEW CALLS FOR ACCOUNTABILITY ON ILLEGAL WAR IN IRAQ

The SNP has renewed its calls for accountability over the illegal war in Iraq, following new claims by Gordon Brown that the country was “misled” on the case for war.

Sunday, 05 November 2017 06:41

500 DAYS SINCE EU REFERENDUM – TIME FOR A NEW APPROACH

The SNP has called on the UK government “to press the reset button,” and to take a new consensual approach to the Brexit negotiations as the country marks 500 days since the EU referendum.

Saturday, 04 November 2017 11:03

SCOTTISH FARMERS MUST GET "EVERY PENNY THEY ARE RIGHTFULLY DUE"

IAN BLACKFORD WRITES TO SCOTLAND'S TORY MPs - ON EU PAYMENTS TO FARMING 
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SNP Westminster Leader Ian Blackford MP has written to Scottish Tory MPs with a plea for them to put pressure to the UK Government on the issue of EU payments to Scottish hill farmers to ensure they get "every penny they are rightfully due."

Saturday, 04 November 2017 10:59

SNP CALL FOR TORIES TO EMBRACE REAL LIVING WAGE

WAGE CHANGE COULD BOOST INCOMES BY THOUSANDS

Ahead of the start of Living Wage Week (5th – 11th November) and the UK government’s budget, the SNP has called on the Tory government to take action now to bring their National Living Wage up to the level of the Real Living Wage to make a real difference to working people’s lives.

Saturday, 04 November 2017 07:14

Our man in Europe

Dear Friends,

One of the most challenging aspects of the debate surrounding the UK’s vote to leave the EU is attempting to ascertain the facts. It is why I released the book Scotland in Europe (copies of which are available here: scotlandineurope.eu/book ). Events this week show the scale of the challenge we face.

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