Let councils cut business rates to boost local firms

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Alex Cole-Hamilton has used a visit to Sprinkles Ice Cream in Edinburgh to highlight the plight of small business and make the case for giving councils more control over business and economic development.

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Statistics show poverty-related development gap at age 2

Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP has responded to official statistics showing development concerns are recorded for 23% of two-year-olds in the most deprived areas, compared to 9% of two-year-olds in the least deprived areas.

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£10m long Covid fund completely unspent after six months

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader and health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP today said the SNP/Green Government has “yet again let down long Covid sufferers” as it is revealed that not a single penny of the £10 million announced by ministers last September has been spent.

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