Scottish Greens say today’s Autumn Statement by UK Chancellor George Osborne shows why Scotland would be wise to take the opportunity to set its own economic course.
Patrick Harvie, Green MSP for Glasgow and Co-convener of the Scottish Greens, said:
“A further squeeze on welfare, encouragement of another property price bubble, and cutting the energy efficiency measures that actually reduce heating bills are the sort of wrong-headed decisions what we’ve come to expect from Osborne and his ilk.…
As retailers gear up for the busiest shopping weekend of the year, I’m encouraging people to do what they can to support local firms.
I’m backing the Small Business Saturday campaign which is urging the public to shop local on 7 December.
High streets and small businesses across the Lothians are under sustained pressure from the big chains, so it’s important we do what we can to level the playing field.…