Car park tax to hit lower paid workers

The SNP’s car park tax will hit lower paid workers significantly, new analysis has confirmed.
Finance secretary Derek Mackay wants to impose a charge on people who take their cars to work, which could amount to more than £400 a year.

SNP and Greens ‘bailed out’ by Hammond cash

Finance Secretary Derek Mackay was bailed out by the UK Government 6 days before his Budget deal with the Greens – but concealed his windfall from parliament, the Scottish Parliament’s finance committee has heard.

SNP failed to consult on Car Park Tax

The Scottish Government must not “sneak through” its Car Park Tax, the Scottish Conservatives have said today –  as it revealed that SNP Ministers failed to consult with anybody about the controversial proposal before pushing it through.

Bathgate Community Development

At this weeks Council Executive Councillor Charles Kennedy, Conservative Councillor for Bathgate tried to save the Council premise at Majoribanks Street for Community use.

Overtime payments to paramedics reach new high

The Scottish Ambulance Service was forced to pay record amounts in overtime costs to paramedics last year, new figures have revealed.
A shortage of staff meant more than £6.3 million was spent paying paramedics to work extra shifts as pressure intensifies on ambulance workers.