Devolution of powers from Westminster has stopped at Holyrood and not enough have passed down to local authorities, Cosla president Alison Evison will warn today.
Licensing chief slams plan to set alcohol renewal fee which could leave taxpayers picking up the tab
A Scottish licensing chief has slammed proposals to freeze fees for people applying for a permit to sell alcohol amid claims renewal charges would fail to meet even basic costs.
Scottish Government pumped taxpayers’ cash into Minimum Unit Pricing guidance that ‘put retailers at risk’
The Scottish Government paid thousands of pounds of taxpayers' cash for minimum unit pricing guidance that put retailers "at risk of prosecution", it has been revealed.
‘Are you trying to rig the referendum process?’: First minister challenged on scrutiny of indyref2 question
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has been accused of denying the opportunity for proper scrutiny over what question should be asked in any second Scottish independence referendum.
Ministers warned of business leader revolt if they push ahead with plans for alcohol licensing register
The Scottish Government has been warned it could face widespread protests from business leaders if it pushes ahead with plans to create an alcohol licensing register.
EIS calls for two-year qualifications to be introduced for fourth year pupils to ease subject choices concern
Scotland's largest teaching union has called for a major shakeup of classrooms by introducing two-year qualifications for S4 pupils in a bid to increase subject choice in schools.
Lower earners could see any savings from the Scottish Government's new starter rate wiped out by council tax rises, a local MSP has warned.
Hospitals in Tayside and Fife cancelled more than 70 operations in one month for reasons such as lack of space, equipment or staff.
EXCLUSIVE: Deputy PM David Lidington backs Jeremy Hunt for leader and says no-deal Brexit would put pressure on union
David Lidington has backed Jeremy Hunt to be the next prime minister during a visit to Dundee but warned the no-deal Brexit position held by both final candidates could exert “greater pressure” on the union.
Education Secretary was warned of pornographic content and ineffective monitoring weeks before Yammer lockdown
Education Secretary John Swinney was warned of pornographic material circulating on a school social networking tool six weeks before a Courier investigation led to access being locked down.