Category: OPINION!

Hard Brexit could cost 75,000 financial jobs in the UK

The cost of a so-called “hard Brexit” to revenues in Britain’s financial services sector could be as high as £38 billion, with up to 75,000 jobs...

Council tax rise gets green light from MSPs

Controversial plans to end the council tax freeze next year in order to raise £100m for education have been backed at Holyrood today. Opposition MSPs claimed the...

Where there’s a will, there’s a new tax to pay

  On 1 April 2016, Land and Buildings Transactions Tax (LBTT), the Scottish version of Stamp Duty Land Tax which was introduced in England and Wales a year earlier,...

9 in 10 Brits Living ‘On Autopilot’

Millions of Brits are spending large chunks of their day on ‘autopilot’ – because they are living a ‘Groundhog Day’ existence, a study has...

Leader comment: Teens should be able to opt-out of school religion

While Scottish public life has grown steadily more secular, the issue of religion in modern schools is no less potent. Until now it has been a matter for each parent to...

Workplace Confidence Hits a New Low

As unemployment has fallen to a ten-year low of 4.9 per cent, a quarter of Brits don’t trust their boss, a new study has found. A poll, of 2,000 people, has...

David Spaven: Quango manages to derail Borders success story

This day last year marked one of the most remarkable achievements in British railway history. The opening of the line to Tweedbank ended the Scottish Borders’...

Leaders: MacAskill has reason to be angry at Megrahi criticism

FORMER justice secretary’s condemnation of US and UK authorities over his decision to free Lockerbie bomber is unsurprising Few actions by the Scottish government...

Alastair Dalton: The transformation of Glasgow’s Subway is exciting

Stroll into one of the refurbished stations on the Glasgow Subway for the first time and it’ll feel like you’ve entered a brand new underground railway. The...

David Simpson: Scots must face facts after England’s blunder

On 23 June 2016 England voted decisively to leave the European Union, of which it had been a member for more than 40 years. That decision has provoked a sense of deep...