Search results for ‘Scotland’

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  • 17 Oct 2018

    The UK Government’s welfare reforms have been described as a “vehicle for cuts” by the Labour party, as they attempted to force ministers to publish what effects universal credit has had on people’s incomes.

  • 20 Aug 2018

    Promising an “industrial renaissance”, the Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has begun a four-day visit to Scotland, aimed at reviving the party’s fortunes north of the border. Mr Corbyn said a Labour government would put more public investment into key industries and create more jobs, but would that involve clashing with the European Union over state aid rules? We have been to…

  • 3 Aug 2018

    The Royal Bank of Scotland has announced it will pay its first dividend in nearly ten years.  The bank is still two-thirds publicly owned after being bailed out at the height of the financial crisis. Earlier this week there was anger from many small businesses after RBS learnt it would face NO action from the financial watchdog…

  • 7 Jun 2018

    Scotland Yard is to investigate the London Fire Brigade over its use of the stay put policy during the Grenfell Tower Fire after claims that it cost lives – and should have been abandoned far earlier. Lawyers for the Fire Brigade told the public inquiry into the fire that a mass evacuation of the building would have been extremely difficult…

  • 25 May 2018

    An independent Scotland could end up keeping the pound for several years while preparing to move over to its own currency, according to a report commissioned by the SNP. The Sustainable Growth Commission, set up to investigate the country’s future economic prospects, aims to show how Scotland could go it alone, but opponents say there’s…

  • 1 May 2018

    There’ll be no more cheap booze in Scotland from today: it’s just become the first country in the world to impose a minimum price for alcohol. Health campaigners have described it as the biggest public health breakthrough since the smoking ban.

  • 3 Mar 2018

    In Scotland – where yellow weather warnings remain in place – the government has opened up an emergency funding scheme to help local authorities cope. Ciaran Jenkins reports.

  • 19 Feb 2018

        We can reveal the major drugs plight of Dundee in Scotland, a city where the scale of drugs deaths is greater than anywhere in the UK, which in turn has by far the highest death rate in the European Union. Channel 4 News has learnt that in January alone there were 12 suspected…

  • 8 Feb 2018

    Initiatives like Police Scotland’s Violence Reduction unit – set up to tackle all kinds of violent behaviour, including knife crime. Over a decade on – they say Glasgow is no longer the ‘murder capital of Europe’. Our Scotland correspondent Ciaran Jenkins has been finding out more about their work.

  • 15 Nov 2017

    Scotland will become the first country in the world to charge a minimum price for alcohol. Ministers said the 50p-per-unit minimum would help tackle Scotland’s “unhealthy relationship with drink”. The Scottish government can now introduce the measure after the Supreme Court ruled that the legislation did not breach European Union law, five years after it…

  • 19 Sep 2017

    The head of the Commonwealth, Baroness Scotland, who was born in Dominica, talks about Hurricane Maria.  

  • 6 Jun 2017

    Election issues are debated by one of Scotland’s most eminent cultural figures, the crime writer and independence campaigner Val McDermid, and the new Lord Provost of Aberdeen, Barney Crockett, who’s also the former Labour leader of Aberdeen City Council and opposes independence.

  • 1 Jun 2017

    The latest poll of voting intentions in Scotland puts Labour and the Conservatives running neck-and-neck behind the SNP. Both have 25%, the SNP 43% and the Lib Dems just 5 per cent.

  • 2 May 2017

    As well as correcting the record on police numbers, Labour has been trying to fend off claims that it’s heading for a wipeout in Scotland before local elections there on Thursday.

  • 18 Apr 2017

    Well here in Scotland this is something of a seismic moment. The vote here won’t be so much about Brexit as independence and another chance to determine the future of the United Kingdom itself. Nicola Sturgeon called Mrs May’s announcement a “huge political miscalculation” and she will be banking on Scottish voters rejecting not just…