Scotland's Economy

Scotland's Economy

Scottish Budget analysis: What a relief! – Bill Jamieson

Even before Finance Secretary Derek Mackay concluded his Budget speech in Holyrood yesterday, there would have been relief amongst his strongest critics that it’s still possible to have ‘normal’ parliamentary politics in the UK, with Holyrood displaying the calm and orderliness absent in the fulminating chaos at Westminster.

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ScotRail trains at Edinburgh's Waverley Station (Picture: Jane Barlow)

‘Why it’s wrong to refuse to employ staff who travel by train’

A phenomenon of modern life is that people commute further to work than previously. This is now expected – indeed a requirement of receiving JobSeekers Allowance is that one must be prepared to travel 90 minutes each way by public transport, writes Jane Ann Liston, secretary of the RailFuture Scotland campaign group.

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