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Tag: cuts

Tory MP proposes slashing pensioner benefits to save cash

By Bob Duncan  Pensioners deemed ‘well off’ should lose their free bus passes, TV licenses, winter fuel payments and prescriptions, according to plans being...

Calls for UK Defence Secretary to clarify Scottish cuts

By a Newsnet reporter The SNP has demanded clarity from the Ministry of Defence over what the established strength of the Royal Regiment of...

Cameron welfare cut threats hamper No-Campaign launch

By Bob Duncan  Prime Minister David Cameron has undermined the new “better together” No campaign on the very day of its launch, by proposing...

Questions remain over crisis loan funding

The SNP’s Work and Pensions Spokesperson, Eilidh Whiteford MP said urgent questions remain over funding and implementation of crisis loans and community care grants...

BBC bosses questioned by MSPs over cuts and referendum coverage

By Andrew Barr  BBC director-general Mark Thompson and BBC Scotland director Ken MacQuarrie have admitted to the Scottish Parliament’s culture committee that job cuts...

Calls for review of MoD job cuts after report slams lack...

By a Newsnet reporter  A report by the Commons Public Accounts Committee, highlighting what it claims was a lack of proper skills evaluation prior...

Scotland on film: The Angel’s Share – lost in translation

By Andrew Barr Award winning film director Ken Loach has slammed the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) after it deemed typical West of...

Anger at UK Government’s Scottish Battalion betrayal

By a Newsnet reporter  Plans by the UK Coalition to axe more Scottish Regiments have been met by anger today amid claims that it...

SNP critical of Remploy job cuts

Commenting on the UK Government's decision to close the Remploy plants in Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Motherwell, Clare Adamson, a member of the Education...

Calls for alternative broadcasting model for Scotland as BBC axes jobs...

by Martin Kelly An SNP MSP is calling for Scotland to have greater accountability for broadcasting following reports that one third of BBC Radio...