The Scottish Greens have warned they cannot back the Government’s budget unless more is done to tackle poverty.
Finance Secretary Kate Forbes has pledged to see if cash can be found in the Scottish Government’s Budget to give care workers a pay rise.
Finance Secretary Kate Forbes has urged MSPs to back her tax and spending plans for the coming year – saying these provide a “solid foundation” from Scotland’s recovery from Covid-19.
Councils need a system like the Barnett formula to secure their funding from Holyrood, the Scottish Conservatives have said.
Business leaders have hailed the decision to extend rates relief for the whole of the next financial year and said it could be the lifeline that helps struggling north east firms survive the coronavirus crisis.
Some businesses will not pay non-domestic rates in the next financial year, Finance Secretary Kate Forbes has announced.
Financial support schemes for newly self-employed workers and close-contact businesses such as hairdressers and driving instructors have opened for applications.
Aberdeenshire Council agrees to freeze council tax to help residents after ‘incredibly difficult’ year
Aberdeenshire Council has agreed to freeze council tax for the next year.
Finance Secretary Kate Forbes has insisted the cash settlement for councils in next year’s Budget is fair – despite claims that she is “short-changing” local government.
A total of £244 million was paid out to businesses through three Scottish Government funds in January, the Finance Secretary has said.
Scotland risks being the only European country not to offer a coronavirus support package for its independent news publishers.
Scots could face council tax hikes of 6% in 2022 after Finance Secretary Kate Forbes offered authorities £90 million to freeze the charge in the forthcoming financial year, MSPs have been warned.
Murdo Fraser is leading calls for a public inquiry into the Crown Office after the Lord Advocate admitted to malicious prosecution of the administrators of Rangers Football Club.
A north-east MP has said the Scottish Government's proposed budget will aid the country's recovery from Covid-19.
There is barely a person, family or business across Scotland that has not felt the acute impacts of living through the pandemic.
Details of the £11.6 billion funding settlement for local councils over the next year have been published by the Scottish Government.
The Scottish Government has been accused of making more than £400 million in “under the radar” cuts in its draft Budget.
The Scottish Government has been handed new temporary borrowing powers after economic forecasts permitted the move for the first time due to a “Scotland-specific economic shock”.
A three-month extension of business rates relief will merely scratch the surface of the support needed to keep many north east firms afloat and will provide only a "stay of execution", industry leaders say.
Kate Forbes has been warned not to "waste" taxpayers' money on another independence referendum.
Live updates as Finance Secretary Kate Forbes delivers the Scottish Budget.
The Scottish Government’s latest Budget will be the “most important in the history of devolution”, Finance Secretary Kate Forbes has said.
A north-east baker has praised the introduction of a £25m fund for wedding businesses.
Building affordable housing should be the “cornerstone of Scotland’s recovery”, Finance Secretary Kate Forbes has been told ahead of Thursday’s Budget.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced wedding businesses can apply for a share of £25million funding.
A £25 million fund to support the wedding sector which has suffered a “severe impact” from the coronavirus pandemic will open to applications this week.
This week’s budget will help Scotland to “recover and renew” from the Covid-19 pandemic, Finance Secretary Kate Forbes has said.
Almost half of all business owners are struggling with their mental health because of Covid-19, a new survey suggests.
A north-east taxi boss has hailed a new funding package for drivers as a "godsend" after it was unveiled by government ministers.
A new grant will be launched this week for taxi and private hire drivers affected by the coronavirus pandemic.