Council tax is being frozen across Scotland, local authorities have confirmed.
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.
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 north-east MSP has welcomed direct investment in mental health services as part of the Scottish budget.
More than a quarter of Scots medium-sized businesses are warning they could cease trading this quarter if restrictions do not ease, according to a new survey.
The Scottish Government has been accused of making more than £400 million in “under the radar” cuts in its draft Budget.
A three-month extension of business rates relief will merely scratch the surface of the support needed to keep many firms afloat and will provide only a “stay of execution”, according to an Aberdeen industry leader.
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.
Live updates as Finance Secretary Kate Forbes delivers the Scottish Budget.
Building affordable housing should be the “cornerstone of Scotland’s recovery”, Finance Secretary Kate Forbes has been told ahead of Thursday’s Budget.
Politicians from across the north-east have welcomed progress on the Scottish budget date being set.
Scottish Finance Secretary Derek Mackay will reveal his tax and spending plans for next year from “under the shadow of the UK Government’s chaotic approach to Brexit”. Follow our live blog here