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The Media Centre is the place to catch up on all the latest news from the Scottish Liberal Democrats. All our latest press statements, articles and speeches can be viewed below.

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SNP fail to back tax cuts for low and middle earners

“Despite previous proclamations of support for cutting tax for people on low and middle incomes, this reveals how hollow those words were. This vote confirms that the SNP do not favour helping those who would benefit from a tax cut most."

Fuel poor households deserve better from SNP

“The fight against fuel poverty has enjoyed cross-party support to date, and those in fuel poor households deserve better than SNP scapegoating.”

Corroboration delay a victory for common sense

Scottish Liberal Democrats have today welcomed the news that the Scottish Government has finally listened to the party’s concerns over plans to scrap corroboration before a full review had taken place.

Clock is ticking for farmers to get answers on CAP reforms

"Scotland is now falling behind the rest of the UK on CAP implementation. The deadline for announcing details of the new Scottish payments system is fast approaching and the clock is ticking."

Lessons must be learned from power outage

“While preventing all future blackouts may be impossible, it is important that systems are made as resilient as possible and that response procedures are improved where appropriate."

Scots have been let down by Police and Fire centralisation plans

Scottish Liberal Democrat justice spokesperson and MSP for the North East Alison McInnes has today said a petition put to a Holyrood committee shows the extent to which people feel let down by the SNP’s police and fire centralisation plans.

Lib Dems call for action at Laurencekirk junction

"The Scottish Government should accept its responsibilities and commit to a flyover or underpass now. This is not some airy-fairy political argument. It is about people's lives.”

Best way to keep EU special treatment is to remain in UK family

Scottish Liberal Democrat MEP George Lyon today said the best way to protect the special treatment Scotland gets at the EU because of the UK is to remain part of the UK family.

Business survey full of positive news

Leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats Willie Rennie has welcomed a survey published by the Scottish Chambers of Commerce today showing almost all key performance measures have returned to 2007 pre-recession levels.

NHS Scotland must act quickly on plastic bag ban

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Jim Hume MSP has said that NHS Scotland and Scotland’s health boards should move swiftly to consider action after NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde removed all plastic bin bags from all of its mental health wards following two suicides.