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Defence Secretary reviews tax on Armed Forces in Scotland

Defence Secretary reviews tax on Armed Forces in Scotland

Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has announced he is looking to counter the Scottish Governmentís income tax rise that affects thousands of Armed Forces personnel in Scotland.

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Scotland's biggest trading partner continues to be rest of UK

Scotland's biggest trading partner continues to be rest of UK

The Scottish Governmentís annual trade statistics (ĎExport Statistics Scotlandí), published today, show that in 2016 Scotland exported more than £45 billion in goods and services to England, Wales and Northern Ireland Ė while exports to the EU total £12.7 billion.

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UK Government reaction to GERS

UK Government reaction to GERS

Figures published today show that Scotland's deficit is more than three times higher than that of the UK as a whole

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August labour market statistics

August labour market statistics

Scotlandís employment has reached a record high.

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UK Government invests £3.5m in Ayrshire

UK Government invests £3.5m in Ayrshire

Secretary of State for Scotland, David Mundell, announces UK Government funding for HALO regeneration project in Kilmarnock.

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UK Government invests in Scotland

UK Government invests in Scotland

The Edinburgh and South East of Scotland City Region Deal has been signed, with £300m investment from the UK Government

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Scottish economy returning to growth

Scottish economy returning to growth

New figures show encouragement for Scottish economy as first period of growth in two quarters

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Multi billion pound defence deal secures thousands of UK jobs

Multi billion pound defence deal secures thousands of UK jobs

The Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon has announced the signing of a contract worth around £3.7 billion to start building the Royal Navyís Type 26 Frigates.

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Queen's Speech 2017: What it means for Scotland

Queen's Speech 2017: What it means for Scotland

Her Majesty The Queen has delivered the 2017 Queenís Speech. It sets out the governmentís agenda for the coming session.

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David Mundell in Peterhead and Aberdeen

David Mundell in Peterhead and Aberdeen

Scottish Secretary David Mundell has visited north-east Scotland today to meet fishermenís representatives in Peterhead and businesses in Aberdeen.

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Lord Keen of Elie QC reappointed as Advocate General for Scotland

Lord Keen of Elie QC reappointed as Advocate General for Scotland

Lord Keen of Elie QC has been reappointed as Advocate General for Scotland

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David Mundell MP reappointed Secretary of State for Scotland

David Mundell MP reappointed Secretary of State for Scotland

The Rt Hon David Mundell MP has been reappointed as Secretary of State for Scotland.

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Scottish families will soon see bills cut as date announced for the launch of Tax Free Childcare

Scottish families will soon see bills cut as date announced for the launch of Tax Free Childcare

Launch of new Childcare Choices website means parents now able to find available UK Government support

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Defence Secretary applauds service of globally deployed Scots

Defence Secretary applauds service of globally deployed Scots

Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon today thanked the Armed Forces in Scotland for their bravery and hard work protecting the UK and projecting British influence around the world.

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February 2017 Labour Market Statistics for Scotland

February 2017 Labour Market Statistics for Scotland

Unemployment in Scotland increased by 6,000 in the period October to November 2016, and now stands at 135,000, according to Office for National Statistics (ONS) data released today.

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The UK continues to be Scotlandís largest market for trade.

The UK continues to be Scotlandís largest market for trade.

Latest Scottish Government Global Connections Survey shows the rest of the UK continues to be Scotlandís largest market for exports.

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UK Government leads Burns Night celebrations around the world

UK Government leads Burns Night celebrations around the world

The UK Government will be leading the celebrations of the legacy of Robert Burns this week with a reception at Lancaster House in London and the launch of a new a video showing armed forces personnel and diplomatic staff across the world reciting Burnsí poetry.

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UK Government leads Burns Night celebrations around the world

UK Government leads Burns Night celebrations around the world

The UK Government will be leading the celebrations of the legacy of Robert Burns this week with a reception at Lancaster House in London and the launch of a new a video showing armed forces personnel and diplomatic staff across the world reciting Burnsí poetry.

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Export statistics show importance of UK Market

Export statistics show importance of UK Market

New figures published today reveal Scotlandís trade with the rest of the UK is worth four times the countryís exports to the EU.

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Scotch whisky: a global success story

Scotch whisky: a global success story

The Scotch whisky industry celebrated its contribution to the UKís economy at a reception in London last night (6 December).

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Chancellor meets Scottish firms following £800 million Autumn Statement Scotland investment

Chancellor meets Scottish firms following £800 million Autumn Statement Scotland investment

Philip Hammond meets Scottish businesses in the UKís second biggest financial centre.

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David Mundell 'State of the City' speech: Scottish Government must embrace local devolution

David Mundell 'State of the City' speech: Scottish Government must embrace local devolution

The Scottish Government needs to embrace local devolution within Scotland if our great cities are not to be left behind those in England, David Mundell has warned.

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Signing ceremony completes £250m Aberdeen City Region Deal

Signing ceremony completes £250m Aberdeen City Region Deal

The Aberdeen City Region Deal was launched today (November 21) with the official signing of the £250million agreement.

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#GlobalStAndrews

#GlobalStAndrews

This St Andrew's Day, help us celebrate Scotland's positive impact across the world and the people that make it possible.

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Scotch Whisky Association rountable

Scotch Whisky Association rountable

Scotland Office Minister Andrew Dunlop hosted a roundtable with the Scotch Whisky Association & UK Government officials on Wednesday 9 November.

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New HMRC figures

New HMRC figures

Official Statistics published today by HMRC show the Scotland-generated share of UK tax receipts fell from 8.1% in 2014/15 to 7.7% in 2015/16.

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Scottish Secretary Meets Highland Businesses Ahead of Brexit

Scottish Secretary Meets Highland Businesses Ahead of Brexit

David Mundell will meet Highland businesses today [Friday 9 September] as part of the UK Governmentís work to prepare for EU negotiations.

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New Welfare Powers Transferred to the Scottish Parliament

New Welfare Powers Transferred to the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament today takes on new powers which will allow it to adapt the existing UK welfare system more closely to Scotlandís needs.

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Scottish Secretary highlights UK defence benefits

Scottish Secretary highlights UK defence benefits

Scottish Secretary David Mundell witnessed how the redevelopment of HM Naval Base Clyde will continue to provide regional and national benefits.

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Statement from Scotland Office Minister Andrew Dunlop

Statement from Scotland Office Minister Andrew Dunlop

Statement from Andrew Dunlop following his reappointment as Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Scotland Office.

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New welfare powers coming to the Scottish Parliamet

New welfare powers coming to the Scottish Parliamet

Today [Thursday 14 July] sees a major milestone in the transfer of new powers from Westminster to Holyrood under the Scotland Act 2016.

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Uk Government boosts Scottish monkfish industry

Uk Government boosts Scottish monkfish industry

Scottish fishermen have received a boost with the announcement today that the UK Government is to lift the ban on overseas trading of skates and rays quotas.

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UK Government saves emergency towing vessel

UK Government saves emergency towing vessel

The UK Government is to commit funding for the emergency towing vessel, currently based off the coast of Scotland, Transport Minister Robert Goodwill announced today.

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Scotland Office celebrates sporting success

Scotland Office celebrates sporting success

With just six weeks to go before Rio, athletes and those who work behind the scenes to create sporting success gathered in Glasgow last night.

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UK Government recognises Scottish volunteers

UK Government recognises Scottish volunteers

The enormous contribution of volunteers to life in Scotland was recognised by the UK Government today.

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Scottish education expertise to be shared across the pond

Scottish education expertise to be shared across the pond

David Mundell is in Texas to promote opportunities in Scotland. Visiting Dallas County Community College District, he hopes to forge new links between colleges in Dallas and Scotland.

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Dundee Amsterdam route starts today: UK Government funding boosts city economy

Dundee Amsterdam route starts today: UK Government funding boosts city economy

A new international air link between Dundee and Amsterdam starts this morning [Monday 23 May], funded through the UK Governmentís £7 million Regional Air Connectivity fund.

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New powers coming to the Scottish Parliament on Monday 23 May

New powers coming to the Scottish Parliament on Monday 23 May

Monday marks a major milestone in the transfer of new powers to the Scottish Parliament, as the first law-making powers transfer from Westminster to Holyrood under the Scotland Act 2016.

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Queen's Speech 2016: What it means for Scotland

Queen's Speech 2016: What it means for Scotland

Yesterday Her Majesty The Queen announced the UK Governmentís legislative programme for the year ahead.

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Andrew Dunlop's speech to the WeDo Conference 2016

Andrew Dunlop's speech to the WeDo Conference 2016

Speaking at WeDo's annual conference, Scotland Office Minister Andrew Dunlop voiced his commitment to help make Scotland the most entrepreneurial place in the world.

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April Labour Market Statistics for Scotland

April Labour Market Statistics for Scotland

Unemployment in Scotland rose by 8,000 in the period January to March 2016, and now stands at 169,000.

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David Mundell: New Parliament, New Powers, New Partnership speech

David Mundell: New Parliament, New Powers, New Partnership speech

The Secretary of State for Scotland today made clear his wish to work in partnership with the new Scottish Government.

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April 2016 Labour Market Statistics for Scotland

April 2016 Labour Market Statistics for Scotland

Unemployment in Scotland rose by 20,000 and stands at 171,000 in the period December 2015 to February 2016.

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Scotland Act 2016 receives Royal Assent

Scotland Act 2016 receives Royal Assent

The Scotland Act has received Royal Assent and now becomes law.

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David Mundell: A new era in Scottish politics is upon us

David Mundell: A new era in Scottish politics is upon us

The Secretary of State has hailed an ďimportant moment in the story of our nationĒ as the Scotland Bill enters the final stage of its journey towards becoming law.

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