Thu 1 Feb, 2018

The Scottish Greens are leading the change in Scottish Politics ensuring that key budget demands were included in the budget voted through parliament yesterday.

Included in the deal were the following:

  • £170m more for local council services and a total of £3.3m directly for East Dunbartonshire council
  • 73,000 more public sector workers will get a pay rise
  • Fairer Taxes. Everyone getting less than the average wage will pay no or less income tax
  • A new community rail fund to help campaign groups get stations reopened and new lines into construction
  • An extra £2m for insulating homes, fixing leaky windows and tackling fuel poverty
  • Funding for 4 marine conservation areas protecting whales, dolphins and other marine life
  • No air passenger duty cuts

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