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Plans to introduce a new levy dubbed the “Amazon tax” on digital retailers and block the construction of new retail parks have been revealed as part of a programme to boost Scotland’s town centres.

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The Scottish Government has announced that people who have suffered the most as a result of the pandemic will be at the heart of Scotland’s Covid recovery strategy. The new strategy, For a Fairer Future, sets out the next steps in Scotland’s recovery from the pandemic, recognising t

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Councils have been given £10 million to provide grants to tenants who have fallen behind on their rent as a result of the pandemic and are at risk of eviction. The grants will help tenants who are struggling financially as a direct result of the pandemic, allowing them to reduce or pay off the

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A new investment programme to help deliver Scotland’s just transition to a net-zero emissions economy has been launched by the Scottish Government. The Green Growth Accelerator will speed up the delivery of low carbon infrastructure projects across Scotland and provide extra resources and tech

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A package of financial flexibilities and extra funding for councils which could be worth up to £750 million has been agreed by the Scottish Government in partnership with COSLA. To address the financial pressures caused by the COVID-19 pandemic over the next two years, councils will be granted

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All of Scotland’s 32 local authorities and more than 25 individual community regeneration projects will receive a share of £30 million of new investment for regeneration and town centres. The funding will be available immediately through the Regeneration Capital Grant Fund (RCGF) and the

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The Scottish Government's draft budget for 2016-17 will not be published until after the UK government's spending review in late November, it emerged today. The draft budget - which is usually published in September - has been pushed back due to uncertainty over the block grant for Scotland, which w

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