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04:30, 21 NOV 2023
Scottish Government needs to ditch council tax freeze to save our kids' education
Record View says ministers should also move urgently to reform the council tax so that it targets those with the deepest pockets.
Tough decisions must be made if Renfrewshire Council is to bridge huge budget gap
Alarm sounded by external auditor at special meeting of local authority on Thursday.
More than 12 ways older people can top-up their income or reduce outgoings before this year ends
List of benefits, discounts and one-off payments only available for people over State Pension age.
People in lower Council Tax bands could save up to £400 on energy bills next year through new scheme
Households can check online if they qualify for support from the Great British Insulation Scheme online.
Rishi Sunak pledges to cut taxes ahead of Autumn Statement despite SNP warnings
It comes after SNP Deputy First Minister Shona Robison warned Tory Chancellor Jeremy Hunt against "ill-timed tax breaks" for wealthy people.
Labour group call on the Scottish Government for fair funding for South Lanarkshire
The Labour group is appealing to the government for adequate funding as Scottish local authorities wait to hear the fate of the government’s budget next month.
Shona Robison warns Jeremy Hunt against tax breaks for the wealthy ahead of Autumn Statement
The Deputy First Minister said there should be an "essential guarantee" to ensure people on low incomes have basic necessities.
Michelle Mone's husband's charity shuts down and accounts will remain a mystery
SUNDAY MAIL EXCLUSIVE: The Barrowman Foundation is late with its 2022 accounts but has now announced it is being dissolved.
Big Brother fans in stitches as Jordan Sangha reveals how he will spend £100,000 prize
Jordan Sangha joked how he'll spend his Big Brother winnings after being announced the winner of the iconic reality TV show.
Kate Middleton's 'out of touch' Children in Need surprise appearance blasted as 'tone deaf'
The future Queen of England's appearance at the charity fundraiser was blasted by some critics
Scots British Gas boss warns households they may rack up energy debt over Christmas
While watchdog Ofgem has lowered its energy price cap during the year, the Tories have scrapped last winter’s £67-a-month bill help for households.
More than 2000 people in West Lothian sought help for debt struggles
Most of the debt has come from increasing living costs in the last year
Shock report reveals 92% of private rented homes are unaffordable to those in benefits
Housing crisis exacerbated by falling benefits and rising rents - leaving just 8% of private rented homes covered by Local Housing Allowance
Married older women claiming State Pension may have to pay tax for the next financial year
Sir Steve Webb has warned of marriage allowance 'mayhem' for hundreds of thousands of couples.
NHS budget cuts should not put price on children's lives
Plans to remove three lifesaving drugs would be a 'death sentence' for children born with cystic fibrosis, says Record View.
Budget savings suggestions described as "stark reading" by Stirling Council leader
The authority is aiming to make up a shortfall of around £13 million in its budget.
People over 50 urged to phone charity to get instant help checking for unclaimed benefits this winter
Age Scotland research shows a substantial increase in the number of older people facing financial hardship.
Dumfries and Galloway Council set for bumper £2.1 million HMRC refund
The local authority was one of several councils who were successful with a legal challenge against HMRC for wrongly taxing leisure services earnings
Citizens Advice Scotland calls for benefits increase ahead of Autumn Budget
EXCLUSIVE: The charity has warned Tory Chancellor not to repeat last year's mistakes.
National Care Service plans 'hand ministers too much power and keep staff on low pay'
Trade union warns that the current plans for a National Care Service won't fix the current problems and will keep workers' wages low.
Rutherglen MSP challenges UK Government after record foodbank usage figures
Clare Haughey has urged the UK Government to use the autumn budget as new foodbank figures are released.
State Pension annual uprating next April could see more older people paying tax
The Triple Lock could push more people over the £12,570 personal tax allowance threshold in 2024/25.
Perth flat owner has not lived in her home for four years after damage by collapsing White Horse Inn building next door
Lynn Graham (35) has been paying around £500 per month on her mortgage for her North William Street residence despite last living there in October 2019
Auditors admit Dumfries and Galloway Council chiefs over tight spot over council tax freeze
Officials from Audit Scotland have admitted that the move makes planning "very difficult"
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