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‘Sturgeon slowdown’ will create £2 billion black hole in Scotland’s finances


15 Dec 2017

Scotland’s public services are on course to lose £2 billion in vital revenue thanks to a “Sturgeon slowdown” in the economy,...Read More »

Scottish Conservatives slam cuts to local government

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15 Dec 2017

The Scottish Conservatives have slammed the SNP for slashing funding to local authorities in the budget.

SNP finance secretary Derek Mackay tried to claim yesterday...Read More »

News story: Legal Director Nick Olley wins Legal 500 Award

Nick has provided strong leadership to DfT Legal Advisers since he was appointed as its legal chief in 2013.

His role spans a huge variety of high-profile public sector initiatives such as the HS2 project, the airports capacity programme and the ongoing development of rail franchising policy. Nick also...Read More »

Speech: Annual Human Rights Day reception 2017: Lord Ahmad's speech

Good morning ladies and gentlemen, welcome to you all to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. It’s an honour indeed to welcome such strong advocates on this important issue to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

In particular, I would like to thank Mervyn Thomas from Christian Solidarity Worldwide...Read More »

Press release: Ipswich Tidal Flood Barrier Gate a step closer

Huge hydraulic arms that will operate Ipswich’s new tidal flood gate have been installed, taking the vital £70 million project 1 step closer to completion.

VIPs, including the Environment Agency chief executive Sir James Bevan, attended an open day to see the latest work on the flood defence scheme,...Read More »

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