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Dawe accused of sportscotland U-turn

LABOUR councillors today accused city leader Jenny Dawe of performing a U-turn over the controversial decision to relocate sportscotland's headquarters from Edinburgh to Glasgow.

Swinney calls halt to policy of relocation, relocation, relocation

A CONTROVERSIAL policy to relocate public-sector workers to areas outside Edinburgh was effectively ditched yesterday by the new SNP administration.

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Jobs relocation policy scrapped

THE controversial relocation policy which has seen hundreds of government jobs transferred out of Edinburgh is to be scrapped.

Welcome rethink on relocation

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.

£22m plan to move health staff out of capital axed as 'waste of cash'

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.

Jobs-relocation strategy under Executive review

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.

Outcry as 95 benefits jobs go to Glasgow

ALMOST 100 benefits office staff are facing the dole under plans to move their jobs from Portobello to Glasgow.

Taxpayers hand over £350,000 to meet cost of relocated civil servants

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 pledges to move more Capital jobs to the Highlands

FIRST Minister Jack McConnell is promising to move more government jobs out of Edinburgh if Labour is returned to power in May.

Aitken backs cities' push for civil service jobs

COUNCIL leader Ewan Aitken today backed a bid to relocate thousands of civil servants from London to Edinburgh.

Jobs transfer branded a 'blunt instrument' not fit for the task

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.

It's the one that could have got away - but fisheries lab is staying put

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.

MSPs attack public sector job relocation

THE Scottish Executive's controversial policy of relocating public-sector jobs throughout the country has been heavily criticised by MSPs.

Scottish Voice leader hits out at city jobs relocation

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.

Lib Dems vow to rethink job move policy

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.

City joins forces with Glasgow to grab share of civil service jobs

EDINBURGH is joining forces with Glasgow today in a bid to secure a share of 20,000 Government civil service jobs.

It's curtain up on Edinburgh's campaign to retain arts body

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.

Government 'trying to move jobs out of Highlands'

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.

'Ping-pong policies' slated as Inverness jobs head for city

CIVIL service jobs in Inverness are set to be transferred to Edinburgh - after hundreds of public sector posts went the opposite way.

Anger at £32m bill for moving NHS training jobs to Glasgow

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.

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