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IT SEEMS that hardly a day goes by without news about protecting front-line services. This has increased since the public sector cuts were announced in the Comprehensive Spending Review.
THE poorest 20 per cent of Scotland's population will be hit hardest by the coalition government's proposed budget cuts, the head of an influential think tank told an Edinburgh audience last night.
THE state pension might be increased to £140 as part of a UK government shake-up to ensure "decent" payments for retired people.
Labour leader Ed Miliband yesterday warned that Britain risked "sleepwalking" back into catastrophe without major changes in the management of the economy.
Business secretary Vince Cable has called for bosses to return to "planet earth" when they are taking pay increases.
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THE Scottish Government was embroiled in a fresh dispute with the Treasury last night over the destination of a £180 million green tax windfall to Scotland, as set out in Chancellor George Osborne's spending review earlier this week.
A ROW has broken out over government claims that it has protected winter fuel payments for pensioners in its four-year spending review.
JOHN Swinney will have to freeze public sector pay and make more efficiency savings if Scotland is to come to terms with the Coalition Government's cuts, one of the country's leading economists said yesterday.
Student leaders fear a scheme which gives pupils cash to stay on at school or college faces being scrapped after being ditched in England yesterday.
PLANS to build dozens of new schools in Scotland could be axed if ministers opt to spend their depleted cash reserves on a second Forth road bridge and the new Southern General hospital in Glasgow, construction groups warned last night.
Britain's poorest families will be hit hardest by George Osborne's spending cuts, according to the country's leading economic think tank.
A SCOTTISH woman who suffers from multiple sclerosis has accused David Cameron and Nick Clegg of picking on the poorest, during a radio question and answer session.
PENSIONERS shouting "No Cuts, No Cuts" invaded a bank yesterday, in a protest against the Comprehensive Spending Review.
The cuts announced by the coalition government (your report, 21 October) will produce enormous job losses in the public and private sector. However, the package will also affect the types of new jobs that will be created and the quality of working conditions in old jobs too.
The joint leader of the UK's biggest trade union has begun a nationwide tour to rally workers, students and pensioners against the government's "destruction" of jobs and services.
CONCERNS over the disproportionate impact of defence cuts in Scotland have prompted a Westminster inquiry into the Strategic Defence Review.
SHIPYARD workers at Rosyth are preparing for strike action, just three days after the Strategic Defence Review spared them from the axe.