Sunday, 28 November 2021

Tag Archives: Scottish Government

Smacking to be banned in Scotland

MANCHESTER: Smacking children is to be banned in Scotland, the Scottish government has confirmed. The move would make the country the first part of the UK to outlaw the physical punishment of children. Ministers had previously said they did not support parents using physical chastisement, but had “no plans” to ...

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Now is not the time, PM May tells Scotland on independence vote

LONDON/EDINBURGH: British Prime Minister Theresa May told the Scottish government “now is not the time” for a second independence referendum, saying it would be unfair to ask people to vote without knowing the result of Brexit talks. Her comments raised tensions with Scotland, where nationalists have called for a new ...

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Scottish ferry services ‘could be nationalised’

GLASGOW: Ferry services in Scotland should be brought under government control if EU rules allow it, the transport minister has said. Humza Yousaf said the Scottish government would prefer to use an “in-house operator” if it is permitted following a European Commission review. The tendering process for Northern Isles and ...

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Scotland: More than £2bn in benefits ‘going unclaimed each year’

GLASGOW: People in Scotland are missing out on more than £2bn of social security payments on average each year. The impartial Scottish Parliament Information Centre (SPICe) estimates Scotland has £428m worth of unclaimed working tax credits or child tax credits. Those helping look after others are entitled to £190m in ...

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Scottish councils facing £553 million financial black hole

SCOTLAND’S councils are facing a financial black hole of more than half a billion pounds in only two years’ time unless they make major cuts, according to an official analysis. The Accounts Commission forecasts the gap between the amount local government spends and its income could grow from £87 million ...

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