Nicola Sturgeon is to make a long-awaited speech on her independence plans to MSPs on Wednesday.
SNP minsters faced fresh warnings that the widening of the tax gap between higher earners in Scotland and England risks driving workers away.
Nicola Sturgeon has lodged proposals to cancel recess at the Scottish Parliament amid the increasing threat of Scotland crashing out of the EU.
Taxpayers are set to pick up the tab for a Budget deal between the SNP and Greens to deliver more cash to local authorities.
Brexit preparations in Scotland are costing nearly £100 million, new figures show.
Scots would reject Nicola Sturgeon’s timetable for another referendum, according to a poll that shows support for independence at below 40%.
Nicola Sturgeon accused Theresa May of “running scared” on Scottish independence after the Prime Minister made clear she would block another referendum request.
A drinks body has called for Labour to abandon its plans for a new alcohol tax.
Ministers in Edinburgh will consider on Thursday whether to launch a round-the-clock emergency room for coping with no-deal Brexit.
Treasury ministers were dubbed a “parcel of rogues” during clashes in Holyrood over Tay Cities Deal funding.