Today the Scottish Government published the latest Government Expenditure and Revenue Scotland statistics - GERS for short.
These statistics are designed to make it easier to see how much money is raised by taxes in Scotland and how much is spent on government services.
Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesman Alex Cole-Hamilton today said that wholesale budget cuts will hurt frontline NHS services following reports that health boards are currently axing £400m from budgets.
Scottish Liberal Democrat justice spokesman Liam McArthur MSP today said new figures revealing that Scotland has lost 1000 Fire Service staff since the SNP’s centralisation of the service shows the scale of the impact the changes have had on the emergency services.
Scottish Liberal Democrat rural affairs spokesperson Mike Rumbles MSP today urged the Scottish Government to give farmers in Scotland the stability they need.
Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson, Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP has urged that all funds received from the UK Government’s sugar tax should be used to encourage an active lifestyle.
Scottish Liberal Democrat rural affairs spokesperson Mike Rumbles MSP has called on the SNP to deliver on their broadband commitment after an official report by Audit Scotland on superfast broadband today described targets to reach rural areas as ‘challenging’.
Today we called on the Scottish Government to adopt a radical new approach to drug misuse and reverse its 20% cut to support services after new figures showed drug-related deaths increased to their highest ever level in 2015.
Scottish Liberal Democrat education spokesman Tavish Scott MSP today criticised the Scottish Government on its failure to issue new guidance on the Government's curriculum before pupils returned to school.
Commenting as the board of NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (GGC) approved a consultation on plans that would see maternity units and other NHS facilities shut their doors, Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesman Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP said: