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THE controversial relocation policy which has seen hundreds of government jobs transferred out of Edinburgh is to be scrapped.
BOTH the taxpaying public and senior healthcare staff will have cause to welcome the decision by the Scottish Executive not to proceed with relocation of specialist health service functions out of the capital.
A PLAN to relocate more than 300 healthcare experts from Edinburgh to Glasgow was scrapped yesterday, after ministers decided it would be a waste of money.
A CONTROVERSIAL policy which has seen public-sector jobs moved out of Edinburgh is under review, the Executive said yesterday, as it announced the location of a major new watchdog in the capital.
ALMOST 100 benefits office staff are facing the dole under plans to move their jobs from Portobello to Glasgow.
TAXPAYERS have paid more than £350,000 to subsidise the travel of civil servants who have been relocated out of Edinburgh, it emerged today.
FIRST Minister Jack McConnell is promising to move more government jobs out of Edinburgh if Labour is returned to power in May.
COUNCIL leader Ewan Aitken today backed a bid to relocate thousands of civil servants from London to Edinburgh.
A REPORT today condemned the Scottish Executive's controversial relocation policy as a "blunt instrument" which had failed to deliver a true dispersal of government jobs throughout Scotland.
FEARS that £2 million could be stripped from the economy of Highland Perthshire with the relocation of the government's Freshwater Fisheries Laboratory were allayed yesterday.
THE Scottish Executive's controversial policy of relocating public-sector jobs throughout the country has been heavily criticised by MSPs.
THE millionaire landowner behind Scotland's newest party claims relocating government jobs out of Edinburgh is a good example of what's wrong with current politics.
AN overhaul of the Scottish Executive's controversial relocation policy which has seen thousands of jobs moved out of Edinburgh will be promised in the Liberal Democrats' manifesto for the Holyrood elections.
EDINBURGH is joining forces with Glasgow today in a bid to secure a share of 20,000 Government civil service jobs.
LEADERS from the business and arts worlds joined forces with politicians today to launch a campaign to keep Scotland's main arts body in the Capital.
UNIONS claimed yesterday that the government was trying to move civil service jobs from the Highlands to Edinburgh - despite an Executive policy of relocating jobs out of the Central Belt.
CIVIL service jobs in Inverness are set to be transferred to Edinburgh - after hundreds of public sector posts went the opposite way.
THERE was anger today over reports that a decision to relocate nearly 200 NHS jobs from Edinburgh to Glasgow was opposed by 70 per cent of staff and would cost up to £32 million.