Scottish Budget and reaction
Derek Mackay unveiled a package of income tax reforms that will benefit the lower paid and hit higher earners.
MPC votes for no change...
The Bank of England left interest rates unchanged today as attention focused on its views of Brexit developments.
More joining dole queue
Scotland’s unemployment total rose in the three months to October..
Scottish Budget: economy pledge
Nicola Sturgeon says the Scottish Budget will balance the need for “competitive taxes” and growing the economy.
Research group says tax rises not enough
Derek Mackay will need to use Thursday’s Budget to boost the country’s economic output
Most business owners have urged the Scottish Government leave income tax rates unchanged..
EY Item Club forecast
Economic growth in Scotland is set to pick up pace and match UK-wide performance..
Factories benefiting from weak pound
Scotland’s engineering sector continues to report increased orders and output despite the political uncertainty
Sterling rose last night on speculation that a deal had been done on the Brexit divorce bill.
Concerns over rising costs
Four of Scotland’s industry groups have urged Finance Secretary Derek Mackay to avoid punishing rises in business rates in his budget.