Scotland Act

Charities urge UK government to steer away from further welfare cuts

Thirteen of Scotland’s leading charities have appealed to the UK government to find new ways of reducing public spending ahead of £12 billion in additional cuts to the welfare bill in next week’s emergency budget.

Published 30 June 2015

Tackling fuel poverty – carrot or the stick?

The debate raged on at the CIH Scotland Energy Efficiency, Fuel Poverty and Renewables event, supported by Forster Energy, as to whether the carrot or the stick is best at lifting Scotland’s households out of fuel poverty.

Published 19 June 2015

UK government to reject SNP’s full fiscal autonomy amendment

The UK government is to reject an amendment to the Scotland Bill which calls for full fiscal autonomy north of the border, the Scottish secretary has confirmed.

Published 15 June 2015

SNP submits full fiscal autonomy amendment to Scotland Bill

The SNP has submitted an amendment to the Scotland Bill that will allow the Scottish Parliament to introduce full fiscal autonomy.

Published 11 June 2015

Government to make improving energy efficiency of Scotland’s homes a ‘National Infrastructure Priority’

Reducing energy bills and fighting fuel poverty will be at the heart of the Scottish Government’s efforts to tackle climate change as ministers announced a comprehensive new package of measures covering transport, environment and energy.

Published 10 June 2015

New Scotland Bill moves a step closer

Legislation to bring new devolved powers to the Scottish Parliament took a significant step forward yesterday as it passed its first parliamentary hurdle without a vote.

Published 9 June 2015

Concerns over how £12bn welfare cuts will affect devolved social security powers

Social justice secretary Alex Neil has called for an inter-governmental meeting to discuss the implications of a planned £12 billion welfare cut on powers contained in the new Scotland Bill.

Published 4 June 2015

Queen’s Speech – CIH Scotland laments Scotland Bill’s ‘lack of clarity’

CIH Scotland has expressed its concerns over the inclusion of the Scotland Bill in yesterday’s Queen’s Speech.

Published 28 May 2015