Scottish Parliament

Type: Organization
Name: Scottish Parliament
First reported 21 hours ago - Updated 39 mins ago - 1 reports

Osborne: Holyrood 'would cut taxes'

Scotland will use new devolved powers to cut, rather than increase, its taxes, the chancellor has predicted.George Osborne also told the Conservative Party conference that commitments made to Scotland ahead of the independence referendum would be honoured ... [Published BBC - 21 hours ago]
First reported 23 hours ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 2 reports

Scottish waste recycle target missed

Ministers said Scotland had an enviable recycling rate A Scottish government target to recycle or compost half of all household waste by 2013 has been missed, according to new figures.Scotland's 32 councils recycled 42% of the household waste they collected ... [Published BBC - 22 hours ago]
First reported 19 hours ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 5 reports

Views sought from indyref campaigns

The man leading the commission on more devolved powers for Scotland has written to campaigners on both sides of the independence debate.Lord Smith said he wanted submissions from new groups that came to the fore during the referendum campaign.The five ... [Published BBC - 1 hour ago]
First reported 2 hours ago - Updated 2 hours ago - 1 reports

Borders must benefit from more powers at Holyrood, claims Bell

:00 0 commentsTHE leader of the SNP group on Scottish Borders Council has acknowledged that the people of the region gave a “clear opinion” on Scottish independence in the referendum.Share this imageTHE leader of the SNP group on Scottish Borders Council ... [Published Peeblesshire News - 2 hours ago]
First reported 11 hours ago - Updated 2 hours ago - 1 reports

Call for statutory sex education

Schools should be compelled by law to teach sex and relationship education, according to a youth organisation which provides sex education.A Scottish Parliament committee is to consider a petition from Sexpression:UK.The group said Scotland had a high ... [Published BBC - 11 hours ago]
First reported Sep 29 2014 - Updated 4 hours ago - 3 reports

Scotland 'no' will still affect our money

When it became clear last Friday that Scotland was not becoming independent, the news immediately calmed the stock markets and big financial institutions.But this isn’t the end of the story in terms of what could happen to our money in the future. Things ... [Published BT.com - 19 hours ago]
First reported 7 hours ago - Updated 7 hours ago - 1 reports

Scottish powers could affect pensions

Stronger powers for the Scottish Parliament could affect the tax rules for pensions, warned Towers Watson.Holyrood is already in line to get greater control over varying how much Income Tax Scottish residents pay from April 2016. However, following the ... [Published Pay and Benefits - 7 hours ago]
First reported 14 hours ago - Updated 14 hours ago - 1 reports

SCVO urges third sector organisations to have their say on new powers for Scottish Parliament

SCVO is urging third sector organisations to submit views and proposals on further devolution of powers to the Scottish Parliament to feed into the Smith Commission.Lord Smith of Kelvin, who has been appointed to take forward the devolution commitments ... [Published Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations - 14 hours ago]
First reported Sep 29 2014 - Updated 22 hours ago - 2 reports

Scottish independence: 94k protesters want revote

ALMOST 94,000 people have signed a petition calling for a Scottish independence referendum revote, following a second rally in two days at the Scottish Parliament.Around 3,000 pro-independence campaigners had gathered at Holyrood on Saturday for the ‘Voice ... [Published NewsRT.co.uk - 22 hours ago]
First reported Sep 29 2014 - Updated Sep 29 2014 - 1 reports

MSPs call for power to set gender quotas

A CROSS-PARTY group of MSPs called yesterday for devolution of the power to set gender quotas for the Scottish Parliament.In a joint article, Labour MSP Kezia Dugdale and Green MSP Alison Johnstone argued for a 50-50 balance of candidates and “robust ... [Published Morning Star Online - Sep 29 2014]
First reported Sep 28 2014 - Updated Sep 28 2014 - 3 reports

Beginning of a new journey for the United Kingdom

Some in Scotland have been seeking independence for a few decades. Matters moved to top gear when some activists started a fresh campaign about two years ago. The Scottish Independence Referendum held on September 18 however saw the people of Scotland ... [Published Financial Express Bangladesh - Sep 28 2014]
First reported Sep 28 2014 - Updated Sep 28 2014 - 1 reports

Cross-party ‘Vow’ has Promised Secure Autonomy and Sovereignty for Scotland, but Holyrood must Fulfill

By Mark McNaughtThe cross-party ‘vow’ made at the last minute to thwart the possibility of a ‘yes’ vote may have been effective in securing a ‘no’ in the referendum. However, it could conceivably go down in history in securing de-facto independence for ... [Published NewsnetScotland.com - Sep 28 2014]

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"Under those circumstances, it forms a unique contribution to our heritage."
"The external landscaping strategy has been designed to create an inviting and interesting public space, which may also incorporate a 'walk of fame' paying homage to the huge variety of acts to have performed at the Guild Hall over the last 40 years."
"I am very keen to ensure that these groups, on the 'Yes' and 'No' sides, have an equal opportunity to have their voice heard in the process now under way. I would like to encourage you to submit your views on further powers for the Scottish Parliament, within the UK, by 5pm on Friday 31 October."
For its part, Agilisys says on its website that "we operate with personal and professional integrity in all situations, by being open and honest… and leading by example" . How can a closed and secretive process be described as open? Does Agilisys encourage an in-house bid – that would be integrity in action – or is it...

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Former Labour leader is joining commission on d... [Published Herald Scotland - 8 hours ago]
Scotland: 'Defeat bears the seeds of victory' [Published Green Left Weekly - 8 hours ago]
MSPs to hear sex education appeal [Published Wharfvalley - 9 hours ago]
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Debate over wind farm proposal [Published BBC - 11 hours ago]
Call for statutory sex education [Published BBC - 11 hours ago]
Referendum changed Tories: Davidson [Published Wharfvalley - 12 hours ago]
QC warns accident cash cuts could cost millions [Published The Scotsman - 12 hours ago]
Iain Gray in team to negotiate devo-max deal [Published The Scotsman - 12 hours ago]
Comment: Obstacles litter road to income tax de... [Published NewsRT.co.uk - 12 hours ago]
Ruth Davidson: 'Toxic Tories' are now champions... [Published Stv.tv - 12 hours ago]
Iain Gray joins Scottish devolution commission [Published The Scotsman - 14 hours ago]
SCVO urges third sector organisations to have t... [Published Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations - 14 hours ago]
China’s will: no democratic way [Published Taipei Times Online - 16 hours ago]
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Conrad Black: In Scotland and Quebec, separatis... [Published National Post | Full Comment » Full Comment - Sep 27 2014]
All of the usual responses quickly occurred after the Scottish referendum last week: The defeated separatists, although their leader announced his retirement from politics, claimed that they represented the forces of history and that having got from ...
What a Changing UK Can Learn from Multinationals [Published HBR Blog Network - Sep 24 2014]
Following Scotland’s rejection of independence in the September 18 referendum, David Cameron, the British Prime Minister, has enlarged the scope of Britain’s constitutional debate. It is no longer a dialogue about increased powers for the Scottish Parliament, ...
"No Vote Makes Scottish Independence More Likel... [Published Social Europe Journal - Sep 24 2014]
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Why does government do less for the North East ... [Published Robert Peston BBC - Sep 24 2014]
It did not feature much on the conference platform, but in the hurly burly of Labour's conference in Manchester the so-called English question loomed large - or what impact the planned, if vague, new constitutional settlement for Scotland should have ...
The Scottish referendum: What it means [Published MIT News feed - Sep 23 2014]
In early September, MIT graduate student Tom O’Grady penned a report  for the Washington Post about the Scottish referendum, which was to decide on September 18 whether the country should split from the United Kingdom. O’Grady’s research in the Department ...
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