Campaigners create environmental ‘welcome card’ for new Scottish Government minister
38 Degrees want Roseanna Cunningham to ‘bee brave’ in new role
A BOLD STRATEGY on the environment, climate change, and land reform is necessary to protect the environment and deliver social justice, according to campaigners encouraging action from Scotland’s new cabinet secretary Roseanna Cunningham.
38 Degrees, a petition-based activist network, will send Cunningham a mass-signed welcome card calling on the minister to pursue an ambitious agenda in her new role.
Campaigners urge Scottish Government to close tax loophole
Campaigners have urged the Scottish Government to close the tax loophole in its draft Scottish Budget
CAMPAIGN GROUP 38 Degrees has urged the Scottish Government to close a tax loophole in its draft Scottish Budget which could result in an additional £90m in tax revenue, which they say could provide for a huge injection of vital funds for healthcare in Scotland.
Public expectations split over impact of Scotland's new devolved powers
New powers generated only limited expectations of a more "ambitious" Scottish parliament
THE NEXT SCOTTISH PARLIAMENT is expected to be more accountable and blame Westminster less for policy problems - but the public are divided over how ambitious politicians should be with new devolved powers.
Polling compiled by the 38 Degrees campaign organisation found a majority of people in Scotland are aware of the greater powers coming to the Scottish parliament in areas such as taxation and social security.
.@GavinNewlandsMP: Tories must not bury public views on the future of the BBC
Reports Tories will relaunch BBC consultation due to "left-wing" response
OVER 190,000 submissions to the consultation on BBC charter renewal are in danger of being buried by the UK Government, according to SNP MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North Gavin Newlands.
The ministry for culture promised the responses would be published - but reports have since emerged that the previous consultation would be abandoned due to the influence of left-wing campaigners among the nearly 200,000 responses.
.@ScotGov refuses to reinstate central land reform proposal
Despite popular campaign and committee recommendations, tax haven restrictions will not be included in bill
AN OVERDUE land reform report from the Scottish Government has categorically refused to bring back a proposal which campaigners say would have tackled the phenomenon of Scottish land being owned in offshore tax havens.
Anti-zero hours campaigners declare victory over Glasgow tip-taking restaurant owners
Better than Zero Campaign and 38 Degrees celebrate end to Las Iguanas tips policy
CAMPAIGNERS have announced victory in their campaign to force the Las Iguanas restaurant chain to end its controversial tips policy.
20,000 Scots sign petition urging MEP to take a stand against TTIP trade deal
Campaigners say secret deal threatens environmental, health and workers' rights protections, as well as entrenching privatisation
SCOTTISH MEP David Martin has come under pressure after 20,000 Scots signed a petition urging him to take a stand against the secretive Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) trade deal.