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No new coronavirus deaths in Scotland for fourth day running [Video]

No new coronavirus deaths in Scotland for fourth day running

Scotland has recorded no new deaths from people who have tested positive for coronavirus for a fourth consecutive day, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has confirmed. Speaking at the Scottish..

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‘Billions of pounds’ of uncertainty for next year’s Scottish Budget, MSPs told

Scotland currently faces a degree of uncertainty that amounts to “billions of pounds” when it comes to setting its budget for next year, Kate Forbes has warned.
Belfast Telegraph - Published

'I found out on Twitter' Kate Forbes blasts Westminster for ignoring Holyrood

'i found out on twitter' kate forbes blasts westminster for ignoring holyrood
No response to letter and 'semi-regular' meetings scrapped.
Daily Record - Published

SNP ministers drop plans for annual 'economic case for Scottish independence'

snp ministers drop plans for annual 'economic case for scottish independence'
Kate Forbes said the Scottish Government's focus in recent months was on the response to the global pandemic - but insisted independence remained the best option for the country.
Daily Record - Published

GERS figures show UK 'more valuable than ever' to Scotland as deficit rises

gers figures show uk 'more valuable than ever' to scotland as deficit rises
Finance secretary Kate Forbes said the figures emphasised how the pandemic had fundamentally changed Scotland's fiscal landscape.
Daily Record - Published

Rutherglen MSP calls for financial help to support gyms

rutherglen msp calls for financial help to support gyms
Clare Haughey MSP has written to finance secretary Kate Forbes and cabinet secretary for economy, fair work and culture, Fiona Hyslop calling on support to be made available to gyms, and specifically..
Daily Record - Published

Boost for housing market in Scotland as Kate Forbes announces tax break

boost for housing market in scotland as kate forbes announces tax break
Scotland's finance secretary had welcome news for anyone considering buying or selling a house in the coming months.
Daily Record - Published

Coronavirus: Scottish finance secretary makes fresh call for new powers

Kate Forbes wants to be allowed to switch capital funding to day-to-day revenue to help deal with the economic impact of coronavirus.
BBC News - Published

Big firms like Amazon should be targeted with tax to help economy recover

big firms like amazon should be targeted with tax to help economy recover
Finance Secretary Kate Forbes said organisations that 'benefited' in the pandemic should 'fund some of our needs'.
Daily Record - Published

Economic recovery from lockdown 'could be slower in Scotland than in England'

economic recovery from lockdown 'could be slower in scotland than in england'
Scotland's finance secretary Kate Forbes said any difference could "even itself out" if the public has greater faith in Holyrood's lockdown exit strategy.
Daily Record - Published

Scottish Government senior managers given wage boost as millions endure pay cuts

scottish government senior managers given wage boost as millions endure pay cuts
Finance Secretary Kate Forbes signed off the deal in April despite severe warnings of the economic devastation being caused by Covid-19, the Sunday Mail can reveal.
Daily Record - Published

Coronavirus: Businesses 'must adapt' to allow reopening

Scotland’s finance secretary Kate Forbes says it is “very difficult” to know when pubs and restaurants will reopen.
BBC News - Published

Scottish Tories make BBC complaint about 'unfair' coverage of SNP Government

scottish tories make bbc complaint about 'unfair' coverage of snp government
Jackson Carlaw contacted the BBC after an interview with SNP Finance Secretary Kate Forbes
Daily Record - Published

SNP Government in u-turn over Coronavirus business support scheme

snp government in u-turn over coronavirus business support scheme
Finance Secretary Kate Forbes has overhauled the £2.2bn relief package after claims it was not generous enough
Daily Record - Published

Banks told to do their bit for Scots struggling in coronavirus crisis

banks told to do their bit for scots struggling in coronavirus crisis
Scotland's finance secretary Kate Forbes said this is about 'getting through the next few months' as £5million given to seafood sector.
Daily Record - Published

Politicians slam Scots hotel after staff fired and kicked out amid coronavirus

politicians slam scots hotel after staff fired and kicked out amid coronavirus
Finance Secretary Kate Forbes and SNP MP Drew Hendry were among those to slam the Aviemore Coylumbridge Hotel.
Daily Record - Published

SNP Finance Secretary Kate Forbes says women are being forced out of Holyrood

snp finance secretary kate forbes says women are being forced out of holyrood
Forbes believes social media trolls and a Parliament that’s not family friendly are to issues facing female MSPs.
Daily Record - Published

Coronavirus: Scottish government announces £320m rescue package for business

A series of measures from Finance Secretary Kate Forbes will support businesses through the Covid-19 crisis.
BBC News - Published

Budget 2020: Scotland's finance secretary welcomes cash in 'uncertain times'

budget 2020: scotland's finance secretary welcomes cash in 'uncertain times'
The SNP's Kate Forbes wants more detail on how much Scotland will get from the UK budget.
Daily Record - Published

Scotland’s new finance secretary calls for ‘progressive’ tax regime

‘We should use all levers to tackle inequality’, says SNP’s Kate Forbes
FT.com - Published

Kate Forbes on her 'dream job' as Scots finance secretary

BBC Local News: Highlands and Islands -- The new finance secretary tells BBC Scotland about being dropped into her "dream job" hours before the budget.
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Scottish budget deal 'may not be made this week'

However, Finance Secretary Kate Forbes says she is "optimistic" that the budget will be passed.
BBC News - Published

Week ahead at Holyrood: Budget scrutiny with new finance secretary

New Finance Secretary Kate Forbes has a busy week ahead as Holyrood's committees scrutinise the budget.
BBC News - Published

Scottish budget promises record £15billion spending on health and social care

scottish budget promises record £15billion spending on health and social care
New Finance Minister Kate Forbes announced the extra cash for NHS services that includes more funding for mental health and to tackle the drug deaths crisis.
Daily Record - Published

No changes to tax rates in Scottish budget

BBC Local News: North-East Scotland and Northern Isles -- Tax rates will not change in the coming year in Scotland, Public Finance Minister Kate Forbes announces.
BBC Local News - Published

Kate Forbes becomes first woman to deliver Scottish budget at 29 years old

Kate Forbes had less than a day's notice to deliver budget following finance secretary Derek MacKay's resignation
Independent - Published