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Scotland’s block grant going up in real and cash terms

New analysis has revealed that Scotland’s block grant from Westminster is going up – both in cash and real terms.

The figures show increases in both measures, despite the SNP claiming that the UK Government is cutting cash to Scotland.

Still no answers on 'Rural Tax'

Borderers are still in the dark about SNP plans to introduce a 'rural tax' on areas with new wind farms in Scotland.

Worries Grow Over Standardized P1 Testing

Education Secretary John Swinney has been urged to scrap testing for five-year olds in their first year of school. This comes after teachers and parents sent in dozens of complaints about the tests.

Start-ups Slower in Scottish Borders

New analysis by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) highlights slower start up rates for businesses in rural Scotland compared to the country’s cities.