Westminster News

Scotland's £2bn budget boost

Philip Hammond has delivered a £2 billion boost for Scotland’s economy as part of today’s budget.

During his statement to parliament today, the Chancellor of the Exchequer said having his “ear bent” by the Scottish Conservatives’ 13 MPs had resulted in a number of positive measures for Scotland.

He confirmed that VAT on police and fire services would be scrapped from next year, after the SNP created the single organisations fully aware of the costly charges in 2013.

Duty on whisky will be frozen, meaning a bottle will be £1.15 cheaper next year than it would have been had Labour’s plans had been in place.

Scottish Conservatives Comment on General Election Polls

Please see below a comment on today's opinion polls for the June 8 general election, including the Panelbase survey for the Sunday Times showing the Scottish Conservatives on 33%, up 18 points from two years ago