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Week in Westminster

The Week in Westminster: 25-29 March 2013

A preview of government affairs at Westminster.

Opinion Former Articles

  • NASUWT: Draft Scottish budget disappointing

    Commenting on the announcement of the draft Scottish budget for 2013/14, Chris Keates, General Secretary of the NASUWT, the fastest growing teachers’ union in Scotland, said: “While the Scottish Government has been placed in a difficult position by the Westminster Government’s imposition of its austerity measures, it is deeply disappointing that the Scottish Government has chosen to follow the Coalition’s flawed economic policies by imposing another year of pay freeze on public sector workers."

  • ESRC scheme to provide evidence and analyse over Scottish Independence

    With a referendum on Scottish Independence due to be held in 2014, the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) has appointed seven one year senior fellowships with overall funding of £1.3 million.

  • Proposals to extend LBTT relief to property investments 'common sense'

    The CIOT has welcomed Scottish Government plans to consider the introduction of a new relief from LBTT for investors such as pension funds and insurance companies that invest in Scottish property

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