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.
Councils forced to go ‘cap in hand’ for Brexit preparations cash amid fears current plans could fall short
Local authorities across Scotland have been forced to go "cap in hand" to ministers to unlock funds set aside to help them prepare for Brexit amid fears existing spending plans may fall short of what is needed.
‘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.
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.
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.
The SNP is now the only “real opposition” to the Tories at Westminster, Ian Blackford has claimed.
Nicola Sturgeon has pledged a "proper review" after The Courier revealed how a social networking tool was rolled out to Scottish schools despite concerns over its vulnerability to predators.
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.