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Financial power for Holyrood

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A think tank has suggested that Holyrood could be given wide-ranging tax-raising powers without Scotland leaving the UK. Under the... (Continue reading)

A contradiction on Affordable Rent Programme

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Communities and Local Government minister Andrew Stunell has admitted that the Government’s flagship Affordable Rent programme is not something that... (Continue reading)

IoD cautious on banking proposals


The Institute of Directors (IoD) has released its ‘initial’ response to the Independent Commission on Banking (ICB) report. IoD Director-General... (Continue reading)

Businesses must not be ‘collateral damage’ in banking reform


The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has commented on the final report by the Independent Commission on Banking. John Longworth,... (Continue reading)

Norfolk on course to achieve savings


Norfolk County Council says that it is on target to save £60m in the current fiscal year as part of... (Continue reading)

Police chief elections would politicise service

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Shadow Home Secretary Yvette Cooper has warned that controversial proposals to have police chiefs ‘elected’ would will effectively politicise the... (Continue reading)

Unison fraud claims are ridiculous and unscientific – NOA


The chairman of the National Outsourcing Association (NOA) has hit out at Unison claims that £1.3bn is lost in fraud... (Continue reading)

CBI Scotland welcomes Economic Strategy


CBI Scotland has welcomed the launch of the Scottish Government’s Economic Strategy, which the organisation says ‘rightly puts economic growth... (Continue reading)

Council to save £1.4m with mobile technology

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Midlothian Council is introducing a mobile system that aims to make it easy for residents to get help from builders,... (Continue reading)