The Scottish Finance Secretary’s flagship conference policy announcement of financial health checks for older people and those on low incomes was “reheated”, opponents claim.
A North-east politician has claimed companies affected by soaring business rates are facing a “shockingly slow” wait for their appeals to be processed.
Aberdeen city council chiefs have called for a meeting with Finance Secretary Derek Mackay over claims taxpayers have lost out on £1.6 million.
An Aberdeen company director facing a business rates increase of 300% has called on national and local government to stop pointing the finger at one another.
A coalition of North-east fish processors has warned the sector is on the brink of disaster unless high business rates are dropped.
The possibility of cutting taxes for Aberdeen airport at a different rate to the Central Belt should be considered, according to a North-east MSP.
Aberdeen City Council's leader said the rates cap was a "humiliating U-turn" for the Scottish Government.
Finance Secretary Derek Mackay has capped business rate increases for the hospitality sector in response to widespread concern about the impact of a controversial revaluation.
A new group has been set up to document the changes to rates businesses in the North-east are facing.
Business chiefs have demanded something is done to address huge hikes in their rates in the North-east, following a visit by Finance Secretary Derek Mackay.
Finance Secretary Derek Mackay today told business leaders in the North-east he won't be stopping the changes to business rates.
A £2 million fund to help victims of last year's unprecedented storms has been released by the Scottish Government.
Finance Secretary Derek Mackay will visit Aberdeen on Friday to discuss his plans to raise business rates, the Evening Express can reveal.
North-east firms could see business rates hiked by more than 200% from April, according to a group of bosses.
The SNP has suffered its second Holyrood defeat this week over plans to hike council tax for the highest bands.
Design work to improve one of the North-east’s most dangerous junctions is to be taken forward this year.
THE Forth Road Bridge is to remain shut until the new year after faults were discovered in its steel work, Scotland’s Transport Minister Derek Mackay has said.
DEATHS on North-east country roads are at unacceptable levels - according to Transport Minister Derek Mackay.