SNP costs danger

In just seven years the SNP ­administration have increased spending to more than £6 ­billion on the costs of Scottish government – a 50 per cent ­increase as the cabinet, civil service and ­special advisors’ teams and ­associated costs have all been ­expanded.

Our First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has made an expensive start with the newly appointed ­Scottish cabinet being the biggest ever and all the expenses, cars and costs that go with it.

With the new tax powers being devolved to Holyrood there is a danger that the increasing cost of government will eat into any advantage gained, ­preventing any filtering down to the people who really need help in Scotland.

Dennis Forbes Grattan

Mugiemoss Road

Bucksburn, Aberdeen