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Professional sports affected by the recent Covid-19 crowd limits have been allocated £2.55 million in financial support from the Scottish Government. The funding comes from the £5 million announced for professional sport on 5 January, as part of £375 million in wider business suppo

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Finance ministers in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have called on the Treasury to guarantee that money allocated to support Covid responses will be provided in full, following a meeting with the Chief Secretary to the Treasury. They are also urging action to tackle the cost of living crisis a

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A £21 million support package to support cultural and events organisations and freelancers experiencing cancellations due to the rapid spread of the new Omicron variant has been announced by the Scottish Government. This is to help manage the significant impact of the new guidelines around soc

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Details have been published of how the £12.5 billion in Scottish Government funding for 2022/23 will be distributed to local authorities. The settlement represents a total cash increase of £917.9 million or 7.9%, which is the equivalent of a real terms rise of 5.1% to support vital local

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The Scottish Government needs to be more transparent about its spending in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, following a year in which its budget grew by a quarter, according to Audit Scotland. A report from the Auditor General for Scotland says that during 2020/21 the government's primary focus wa

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The key principles and objectives that underline the Scottish Government’s progressive approach to Taxation have been published. Setting out the overall approach to tax policy and delivery, the Framework for Tax looks at how devolved powers are used to achieve Programme for Government commitme

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Scotland’s Budget will deliver record levels of investment in tackling the climate emergency – helping to protect and restore the natural environment, and slash emissions from homes, industries and transport. The 2022-23 budget provides more than £2 billion for measures that will a

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Dr Liz Cameron, chief executive of the Scottish Chambers of Commerce (SCC), has called on the Scottish Government to deliver a “Budget for Business Growth” ahead of the Scottish Budget tomorrow. In a letter to the cabinet secretary for finance and the economy, Kate Forbes, SCC has a

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A consultation has been launched by the Scottish Government on a new heating benefit that will give around 400,000 low income households the reassurance of a guaranteed £50 payment every winter. The Low Income Winter Heating Assistance will be introduced from winter 2022 to replace the current

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Scotland's contact tracing workforce will remain in place until September 2022 through a funding commitment of £33.1 million announced by the Scottish Government. The investment will secure almost 500 posts at local health boards around the country, as well as additional core tracing staff at

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