Church leaders call for £5 top-up on Scottish child benefit
Church leaders and anti-poverty campaigners have called on the Scottish Government to use new welfare powers to increase child benefit by £5 amid growing fears for youngsters living in the worst social conditions.
GERS: Indy white paper was no ‘con’, says Nicola Sturgeon
Nicola Sturgeon today rejected claims that the SNP had attempted to "con" Scots over their plans for independence after official figures indicated that the party's economic estimates were billions out.
Warning Scot firms will go under as critics hit out at rates
Scotland’s controversial business rates system is facing fresh calls for an overhaul with the publication of Holyrood research which shows that smaller firms in the hospitality and retail sectors face a higher burden than big companies.