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The way in which the UK is governed has changed in a major way through the devolution settlements to Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Devolution to Scotland, effected by the Scotland Act 1998, has changed the way in which Scotland is governed by creating a Scottish Parliament with devolved powers within the United Kingdom. Executive power in devolved areas is exercised by the Scottish Ministers, while the UK Government at Westminster has retained direct responsibility for reserved matters, including defence and foreign affairs.

The way in which the UK is governed has changed in a major way through the devolution settlements to Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Devolution to Scotland, effected by the Scotland Act 1998, has changed the way in which Scotland is governed by creating a Scottish Parliament with devolved powers within the United Kingdom. Executive power in devolved areas is exercised by the Scottish Ministers, while the UK Government at Westminster has retained direct responsibility for reserved matters, including defence and foreign affairs.
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The Scottish Government has been urged to take action to help parents cope with the physical, emotional and financial pressures of having twins or triplets. A petition lodged at the Scottish Parliament calls on ministers to take steps to address the “unique challenges” faced by families who have multiples.
“If someone wants to start their own company or be self-employed I want to make sure that they get all possible help from Scotland's government. “Independence will need a Scotland where enterprise is rewarded and hard work pays off. “Improving Scotland's economy and shrugging off the sluggishness ...

“If someone wants to start their own company or be self-employed I want to make sure that they get all possible help from Scotland's government. Independence will need a Scotland where enterprise is rewarded and hard work pays off. Improving Scotland's economy and shrugging off the sluggishness that ...
... medium-sized businesses will be drivers of growth and we need to build on what we've already done to encourage them and help them survive and then thrive. If someone wants to start their own company or be self-employed I want to make sure they get all possible help from Scotland's Government.
... medium-sized businesses will be drivers of growth and we need to build on what we've already done to encourage them and help them survive and then thrive. If someone wants to start their own company or be self-employed I want to make sure they get all possible help from Scotland's Government.
The government has been criticised for slashing a target to decarbonise home heating in its final climate change plan. Climate Change Secretary Roseanna Cunningham defended the decision to reduce a target to have 80% of domestic buildings' heat supplied using low carbon technologies by 2032 to ...

Rural communities in parts of the UK remain cut off following heavy snow - despite many services reopening and a widespread thaw taking hold. Rain and rising temperatures are predicted for some areas of the UK on Sunday, but there was fresh snowfall overnight in parts of Scotland. Warnings for snow ...
A plan is being put together for a clean-up operation after Holyhead Marina, in Angelsey, north Wales, was battered by Storm Emma. The weather conditions over the past few days damaged a large number of vessels berthed in the marina. In Scotland, government ministers for volunteers to help in clearing ...
Scottish ministers are considering action against employers for docking the wages of staff who could not make it to work because of the bad weather. The public was advised not to travel during the worst of the snow last week. Scottish Transport Minister Humza Yousaf said he had been contacted by people ...
Scotland's government will establish an expert panel to look at ways to reduce the prevalence of single-use items, as reported by the Independent. A government spokesperson told the Independent that the Scottish government will be in a place to confirm definitive plans in the "coming months." Disability ...
An event manager in Glasgow told BBC Scotland: "Government legislation should certainly help prevent attacks on grassroots venues such as the noise complaints. "Glasgow has one of the best music scenes in the UK. Small venues are a crucial part of a bigger picture ensuring local talent has a place to ...
The Scottish Government has severely underestimated the money councils will need to fund the planned increased provision of childcare, the Accounts Commission has warned. Auditors found the Government's estimate of increasing early learning and childcare to 1,140 hours by 2021 – £840m – was ...
And, by introducing its own bill now, Scotland's government would ensure that it has "the tools needed to make sure these laws keep working after withdrawal." Independence bid threatened. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon warned that she retains "a mandate" to hold a second independence referendum if ...
New research has suggested that the Scottish Government is on target to reach its affordable housing target to deliver 50,000 homes over this Parliament. Shelter Scotland, the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA), and the Equality and Human Rights Commission in Scotland commissioned ...
Speaking on Wednesday at the launch of the implementation plan, the first minister, Nicola Sturgeon, said the “truly transformative” measure would be operational by 2020. Scotland's first minister, who announced the idea in her programme for government last autumn, said she had already accepted ...
Almost two thirds of Scottish colleges have seen their success rate drop, according to new figures from the Scottish Funding Council (SFC). College performance indicators for 2016-17 show that only 65.3 per cent of full-time FE students successfully completed their course that year – 0.2 per cent fewer than ...
New research has suggested that the Scottish Government is on target to reach its affordable housing target to deliver 50,000 homes over this Parliament. Shelter Scotland, the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA), and the Equality and Human Rights Commission in Scotland commissioned ...

Framingham renewable energy company Ameresco has completed a $3.7-million energy savings project at four Scotland colleges, the company announced Tuesday. The project is the first large, multi-site energy performance contract delivered through the Scotland government Non-Domestic Energy ...
Scotland's government will establish an expert panel to look at ways to reduce the prevalence of single-use items, as reported by the Independent. A government spokesperson told the Independent that the Scottish government will be in a place to confirm definitive plans in the "coming months." Disability ...
An event manager in Glasgow told BBC Scotland: "Government legislation should certainly help prevent attacks on grassroots venues such as the noise complaints. "Glasgow has one of the best music scenes in the UK. Small venues are a crucial part of a bigger picture ensuring local talent has a place to grow, and ...
The Scottish Government has severely underestimated the money councils will need to fund the planned increased provision of childcare, the Audit Commission has warned. Auditors found the Government's estimate of increasing early learning and childcare to 1,140 hours by 2021 – £840m – was ...
In the recent past, the publication disproved the Prime Minister's claim that Scotland's government has broadband powers and should use them to benefit the people of Scotland. Now The Ferret has looked at the Scottish government's claims that the country has the most rapidly improving broadband in the ...
Business leaders in Tayside and Fife have warned a multi-million pound rates levy on large companies is stifling growth. New figures show a controversial Scottish Government decision to double the large businesses supplement will cost firms in Tayside and Fife an additional £7 million in rates next year.
An international appeal is underway to save the Falls of Clyde, a four-mast sailing ship built in Glasgow 140 years ago. International Save The Falls of Clyde Campaign is working in conjunction with the Hawaiian group Friends of Falls of Clyde to get her transported from Hawaii back to Scotland and rebuilt.
The number of part-time enrolments on FE courses at Scottish colleges has risen significantly for the first time in 10 years, according to new data released by the Scottish Funding Council (SFC). In 2016-17, there were a total of 195,125 enrolments to further education courses delivered part-time – 9,996 (5.4 ...
Time to Act. The SNP has vowed to build 50,000 affordable homes but has so far achieved little. Scotland's government must do more to solve the chronic housing shortage. Shareemailfacebooktwitter ...
Scotland's government is hauling down the Union flag. Until now, Britain's oddly modernist, crazy-paving national banner has flown on state buildings whenever there is a special occasion or anniversary — the Queen's birthday, for example. Henceforth, it will fly only once a year, on Remembrance Sunday, ...
Luckily, he sees promise in much of what Scotland's government – past and present – have said and done about it. But there's a sting in the tail. If the Tories continue to give with one hand and take with the other, then there won't be a solution. You cannot slash benefits, sanction claimants and push children ...
Norwegian has disclosed plans to end its transatlantic service between Edinburgh and Hartford later this year, citing the Scottish government's failure to reduce air taxes. The Scandinavian airline notes that when it began operating the route in June 2017 there was the "prospect" that Scotland's government ...
Campaigners said the Scotland government plans to ban manufacture and sale of plastic-handled cotton swabs, according to The Guardian – and that move could slash the country's contribution to ocean plastic pollution in half, according to Friends of the Earth Scotland director Richard Dixon.
More than a million Scots are to be hit with a higher income tax rate than people on the same salaries in England from next April after Nicola Sturgeon's government unveiled a radical overhaul of the levy targeting middle and higher earners. There is another penny added onto the income tax rate for ...
A few months ago I sat in a Glasgow pub trying to console a distraught 70-year-old man who had tears streaming down his face. I was interviewing Peter McDougall, the screenwriter whose work includes Just Another Saturday. He was recalling the savage beatings he received at the hands of his mother ...
Scotland is set to implement a minimum price for alcohol which health experts hope will help the country tackle its “significant” drink problem. Scotland's Government says it is currently possible to buy 14 units of alcohol for just £2.50. A drinker who consumes 14 units in one week puts themselves in the 'risk' ...
SCOTLAND must take control of the rail network and last week's report by Reform Scotland was a step in the right direction. The think-tank claimed that most ScotRail services would be on time if the operator of the railway infrastructure, currently Network Rail, was answerable to Holyrood not the UK ...
SCOTLAND'S government was characterised by “fear and arrogance” and an “inferiority complex” in the early days of devolution, according to one of its current mandarins. Ken Thomson, who in July became Director-General for Constitution and External Affairs, made the comments in a private memo in ...
HOLYROOD must have a vote on the final Brexit deal, the SNP leadership has insisted, raising the possibility of an 11th hour constitutional clash with Westminster just weeks before Theresa May is due to sign the withdrawal agreement with Brussels. Ian Blackford, the SNP's leader in the Commons, said ...
The Scottish parliament building, where the welfare bill will be debated for the first time. Photograph: Murdo Macleod for the Guardian. Scottish politics. Scottish government welfare plans flawed, say anti-poverty groups. Organisations 'disappointed' by lack of clarity and no pledge to uprate payments in bill ...
EDINBURGH (Reuters) – Scotland's government said on Thursday that it will increase income tax rates for higher earners to help relieve strain on the public finances and fund a pay rise for those in the public sector. The budget set out by finance minister Derek Mackay on Thursday offered public sector ...
The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) in Scotland has expressed disappointment at the Scottish government's “underwhelming response” to calls for community pharmacists to be given full access to GP records. On 4 December 2017, Miles Briggs, Scottish shadow cabinet secretary for health and sport, ...
Scotland's government announced today that it will increase income tax rates for higher earners to help relieve strain on the public finances and fund a pay rise for those in the public sector. The budget, set out by finance minister Derek Mackay, offered public sector workers earnings less than £30,000 ...
(MENAFN) Devolution of drugs laws is to be sought after by the Scottish government so that consumers of heroin are permitted to take it safely under medical supervision. Given that Glasgow is witnessing a raise in street injecting as well as an increase in HIV infections amid users, an arrangement of a "fix ...
THE contrast between the Queen's Speech, delivered in the Palace of Westminster on June 21st, and Nicola Sturgeon's “programme for government”, delivered in the Palace of Holyroodhouse on September 5th, is startling. Both speeches were designed to highlight the legislative agenda for their ...
Scotland's government says the country needs immigrants and is concerned that curbing immigrations after Brexit would damage its economy. Reuters cites Scottish foreign minister Fiona Hyslop as saying that: “The UK government's policy of pursuing a reduction in net migration to only tens of thousands ...
The Scottish government is not afraid of criticism. But from alcohol pricing to the fracking ban, our policies set the agenda. • John Swinney, a Scottish National party MSP, is Scotland's deputy first minister. Fri 2 Feb 2018 02.00 EST Last modified on Fri 2 Feb 2018 05.55 EST. Share on Facebook · Share on Twitter · Share via ...
Scotland's Government is under pressure to reverse planned council budget cuts after MSPs warned ministers created an 'expectation' town hall staff would receive pay hikes. Holyrood's local government committee today reported that ministers may have given local government staff hope that they will ...
... 2012 in Grangemouth, Scotland. Government ministers appear to have caused sporadic panic buying of fuel after suggesting that motorists ...
An agreement has been reached that will lift the threat of administration from engineering firm BiFab, which employs 1,400 people at yards in ...
The Scottish Government has spent almost £500,000 of taxpayers' money on legal costs relating to its controversial Named Person Scheme.
THE Scottish Government is "deeply concerned" about the detention of a Scottish man in India who campaigners say has been tortured by ...
The Scottish government has said it will set minimum alcohol prices "as quickly as possible" after the UK's Supreme Court ruled in its favour.


 

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