Downing Street is looking to bolster its press operations in the run up to the Scottish independence referendum.

No 10 is looking for a new senior press officer in its economics team.

It comes as the UK Government steps up its attacks on the finances of an independent Scotland.

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The UK Government cabinet is due to meet next week in Aberdeen, where they are expected to set out proposals for a potentially £200 billion boost to the oil industry.

Ministers are expected to back plans for a Scottish-based regulator to oversee groundbreaking collaboration between investors in the North Sea.

The No 10 job involves working on economics and home affairs.