Responding to a new survey which suggests that almost two thirds of Scottish firms are concerned they will be unable to recruit sufficiently skilled employees over the next few years, Scottish Liberal Democrats have called upon the Scottish Government to boost investment in education and skills.Read more
Northern Isles MSPs Liam McArthur and Tavish Scott have today welcomed the news of fares reductions by paying tribute to the campaigners who achieved it.Read more
Responding to the publication of the Barclay review into business rates, Scottish Liberal Democrat economy spokesperson Councillor Carolyn Caddick said:Read more
Responding to new research from the independent Scottish Parliament Information Centre (SPICe) on the impact of business rates and ahead of the publication of the Barclay review tomorrow, Scottish Liberal Democrat economy spokesperson Councillor Carolyn Caddick commented:Read more
Vince Cable has today branded the Government's sale of the Green Investment Bank (GIB), which was completed today, as "environmentally irresponsible."
The Government confirmed today Macquarie Group Limited has now completed its purchase of the GIB for £2.3bn, and which will now be known as the Green Investment Group (GIG). The bank is headquartered in Edinburgh.
The Liberal Democrat Leader, who launched the Bank in 2012 during his time as Business Secretary, warned its environmental mission is now "in danger of disappearing" and called for Parliament to ensure commitments to protect green investment in the UK are kept.
Commenting after former Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill suggested the focus on winning the independence referendum may have deterred the SNP Government from pursuing drug policy reforms, Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP commented:Read more
Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP today said the soaring number of children being prescribed antidepressants demands a step change in mental health services and investment.Read more
Scottish Liberal Democrat energy spokesperson Liam McArthur MSP today urged the Scottish Government to host a summit with Scotland’s local authorities to agree actions to tackle climate change.Read more
Responding to comments from the Scottish Conservatives on the recent spike in drug related deaths which put Scotland as the worst country in Europe for drug deaths, Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP said:Read more