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A new monitor is being launched by the Scottish Government to help inform policy decisions to reduce Scotland’s vulnerability to future financial and environmental shocks, helping build a more prosperous, resilient, equal and sustainable economy. The Wellbeing Economy Monitor will complement t

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Legislation to establish a National Care Service for Scotland (NCS) will ensure the best possible outcomes for people accessing care and support and end the ‘postcode lottery’ of care, the Scottish Government has said. The National Care Service Bill will make Scottish Ministers accountab

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People living in Angus, North Lanarkshire and South Lanarkshire can now apply for the Adult Disability Payment. The new Scottish Government benefit replaces the UK Government’s Personal Independence Payment and provides financial support to people aged between 16 and state pension age, who are

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Community projects are set to receive up to £20 million over the next three years to continue supporting young people and communities most affected by crime. Since the programme began in 2008, Cashback for Communities has taken funds recovered through the Proceeds of Crime Act and provided cru

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New regulations that will cut emissions of all new-build homes by nearly a third have been published by the Scottish Government. The new energy standards form part of improved building regulations and build on earlier improvements introduced in 2010 and 2015.

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Finance ministers across the UK met in Cardiff yesterday with how to support people and businesses with soaring bills dominating discussion. Yesterday's meeting was the first time the Committee met in Cardiff.

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Housing secretary Shona Robison has welcomed new figures that show that the Scottish Government's target to deliver 50,000 affordable homes during this Parliament has been exceeded. Affordable Housing Supply statistics, published today, show that 9,757 affordable homes were delivered in th

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Residential rehabilitation can reduce substance misuse and improve health and quality of life according to a new review. The Scottish Government report, which examines existing literature on the subject, follows a recommendation by the Residential Rehabilitation Working Group to better understand th

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Prioritising public spending is essential to grow a stronger economy as Scotland recovers from the pandemic and faces up to the cost of living crisis, finance secretary Kate Forbes has said. Speaking ahead of the publication of the Resource Spending Review, Ms Forbes said more focused government and

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Households and businesses are struggling to cope with the cost of living crisis and need urgent action from the UK Government, according to finance secretary Kate Forbes. With inflation reaching a 40 year high of 9% and forecast to rise higher, Ms Forbes has written to the Chancellor of the Excheque

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Experienced leaders from business, academia, third sector and trade unions have been appointed by the Scottish Government to the new delivery board promised in the National Economic Strategy to deliver Scotland’s long term economic ambitions. The National Strategy for Economic Transformation D

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The Highland Council is now accepting expressions of interest for the Regeneration Capital Grant Fund for 2023-2024.  The fund, which is delivered in partnership with the Scottish Government, supports locally developed regeneration projects for communities, helping with job creation and support

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