AN independent Scotland in its first year would have faced a £6.4bn "gaping chasm" in its finances, the Treasury has calculated based on the slump in the oil price.
Tory plans to introduce a new tax band for half-a-million pound homes would amount to a £12,600 tax cut for the rich while the majority of homeowners would gain just £100, the First Minister has warned.
Shaken half to bits by the referendum, the snowglobe of Scottish politics finally settled down at FMQS today, revealing the reordered characters and landscape within.
The risk that major financial institutions could move their headquarters out of Scotland still exists despite the No vote in the independence referendum, an economics expert has claimed.
SCOTLAND'S new property tax could be thrown into chaos when it comes into force next April, watchdogs have warned, as the government body set up to collect has been hit by delays.