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Lack of economic powers is harming Scottish employment claims STUC

  By Martin Kelly  The STUC has said that the Scottish Parliament does not have enough powers to deal with the UK’s troubled economy. Commenting...

More powers for Scotland will mean higher taxes claims Gordon Brown

By Martin Kelly  Former UK PM Gordon Brown has claimed that giving Holyrood full fiscal powers will lead to Scots paying more taxes. The former...

Scotland Act powers set to be transferred but already out-dated say...

By Martin Kelly  New powers to set drink drive and speed limits along with the control of airguns will be transferred to the Scottish...

New Scottish tax agency will be more efficient than HMRC says...

By Andrew Barr  The Scottish finance secretary John Swinney has announced plans for ‘Revenue Scotland’, a new Scottish tax agency which would be 25...

Martin McGuinness links end of empire to a British state now...

By Russell Bruce Northern Ireland Deputy First Minister, Martin McGuinness has said that the British state has "changed forever" and has called for a...

Scottish Government needs more powers to tackle youth unemployment says STUC...

By G.A.Ponsonby  A member of the STUC’s Youth Committee has called on the UK Government to hand over more powers to the Scottish Parliament...

Scotland Bill passes but more powers needed say SNP

By G.A.Ponsonby SNP MSP John Mason has described the Scotland Bill as a “missed opportunity” that he says “falls far short of what...

Scotland Bill “a missed opportunity” says Holyrood MSP

By Martin Kelly The Westminster Government’s Bill, aimed at handing over new powers to the Scottish parliament, has been described as a “missed opportunity”...

Moore dismisses demand for extra power details as “cheek”

By a Newsnet reporter Secretary of State for Scotland Michael Moore has dismissed as "cheek" a request from SNP MP Stuart Hosie that the UK...

Confusion over Cameron’s new powers commitment as PM refuses to elaborate

By a Newsnet reporter The confusion that has emerged at the heart of the Conservative party on the issue of further devolution for...