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Scottish parents can now apply for a £250 grant for school-age children

Applications are now open for a new £250 payment for low-income families in Scotland, which is paid when your child is old enough to start school

10 June 2019

Scotland to charge 20p deposit on bottles and cans – but you'll get it back if you recycle

The Scottish Government has today announced plans to charge 20p deposits on bottles and cans, which will be refunded if they're returned, in a bid to increase recycling

8 May 2019

Scottish income tax shake-up - how what you pay will change

The Scottish Government has announced changes to income tax bands which could see some middle earners pay more tax

15 December 2017

Due a council tax discount for ‘severe mental impairment’? Here's how to claim

Tens of thousands of people who are entitled to a 'severe mental impairment' council tax discount are missing out

29 September 2017

Scotland aims to defeat 'period poverty' with free sanitary products trial

A scheme to give free sanitary products to women on low incomes has been launched in Scotland

13 July 2017

Finance company seeks jail time for customer who defaulted on car loan

A credit finance company launched a legal bid to have a customer imprisoned after he failed to comply with a court order

20 October 2016

MPs brand Scottish Power warranties 'a fraud' – are you one of the 625,000 customers impacted?

Scottish Power is facing calls from politicians for 625,000 cashback warranty customers to be refunded

20 April 2016

Buying a home in Scotland? New tax rates come into force today

Home buyers in Scotland will pay new tax rates when buying a property from today

1 April 2015

New Scottish bankruptcy law 'will cause misery', debt groups say

Debt advice groups protest against plans to make bankrupts in Scotland pay off their debts over four years

16 December 2013

Scottish stamp duty shake-up could help homebuyers

Homeowners in Scotland could benefit under plans to replace the UK's stamp duty with a new tax

4 July 2013

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