Next year’s Scottish budget needs to deliver a “reliable, sustainable funding settlement” for universities to help with the country’s recovery from Covid-19, a representative body for the sector has said.
Scotland’s Finance Secretary Kate Forbes has urged the Chancellor to inject another £98 billion into the UK economy to help mitigate the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
Scotland’s Finance Secretary has warned there is uncertainty about how the rollout of a coronavirus vaccine will be paid for.
Scottish Labour has demanded the Scottish and UK Governments do more to help taxi drivers who have been left struggling during the coronavirus pandemic.
The Scottish Government has announced the date it will reveal its budget after Covid-19 caused delays.
Scotland’s Finance Secretary has welcomed the latest extension to the UK Government’s furlough scheme, saying it is “positive but long overdue”.
Finance Secretary Kate Forbes is calling for the Chancellor to provide urgent clarity on the extension of the furlough scheme.
Nicola Sturgeon has told the Prime Minister she expects him to stick to his word and provide Scotland with furlough cash if the country has to go into lockdown later than England.
Clarity is needed “urgently” on further extension of the furlough scheme if a second lockdown becomes necessary in Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon has said.
The review of Scotland’s fiscal framework next year should include consideration of further borrowing powers, a new report says.
Scotland’s Finance Secretary has urged the Home Office to include social care staff on a list of under-filled jobs in its new immigration system.
Finance Secretary Kate Forbes has said more funding will be needed in Scotland after Chancellor Rishi Sunak wrote a “blank cheque” for England.
Additional funding given to local councils in England should extend north of the border, Finance Secretary Kate Forbes has said.
Clarity is needed over the number of contact tracers available in Scotland after conflicting statements from ministers, Willie Rennie has said.
Businesses which remain open but have suffered a loss in trade due to the new coronavirus restrictions will be able to claim for a Government support grant.
Douglas Ross has called out Westminster's "disinterest" in Scotland and has urged colleagues to "work harder" for the union.
North-east council chiefs have called for the region to get a fair deal of any fresh funding after a new financial package was announced by the Scottish Government to help them deal with the costs of the pandemic.
Councils in Scotland have been given “game-changing” fiscal powers over their finances to aid the recovery from Covid-19, Finance Secretary Kate Forbes has said.
Finance Secretary Kate Forbes is calling for greater clarity in funding for dealing with Covid-19.
Chancellor Rishi Sunak should not be able to decide what is a “viable job”, Scotland’s Finance Secretary has said.
A new UK Government initiative to top-up some workers’ wages during the Covid-19 pandemic does not go far enough, Scottish Finance Secretary Kate Forbes has said.
Spending to mitigate the impact of Covid-19 in Scotland has now topped £6.5 billion – but Finance Secretary Kate Forbes has warned the response could be hampered just as cases are surging again if the UK Government does not grant her plea for more borrowing powers.
Finance Secretary Kate Forbes has criticised the UK Government for cancelling its Budget, insisting the move is “breathtaking in its disregard” for the devolved administrations.
New measures for hospitality venues may have gone further if the Scottish Government had access to greater fiscal powers, the First Minister has said.
Working in the tech sector is “not just a boy’s job”, Finance Secretary Kate Forbes insisted, as she announced government cash for new hubs aimed at helping create the next generation of businesses.
Five technology hubs are to be established to support the next generation of Scottish start-ups.
The Scottish Government’s budget has grown by 14% since it was set in February because of an additional £6 billion in coronavirus funding from the UK Government.
The Scottish Government has announced it will implement all the recommendations of a tech review done by one of Scotland’s most well-known entrepreneurs.
Scotland’s public spending deficit ballooned to £15 billion before lockdown and is predicted to get worse
Scotland's public spending deficit ballooned to more than £15 billion leading up to lockdown and could grow significantly worse due to mounting pressure on services from coronavirus.
Scotland's finance secretary has said it was important for the government to act as "quickly as possible" in the wake of Wednesday's flooding and tragic train crash.