Barclay Review recommendations to take away charitable relief from arms-length organisations such as Edinburgh Leisure and Xcite in West Lothian have been scrapped following campaigning by the Scottish Conservatives.
Scottish Conservative and Unionist MSP Miles Briggs has agreed to become a Hepatitis C Parliamentary Champion, committing to work with the Hepatitis C Trust and other Parliamentary Champions to make Scotland Hepatitis C free.
Jeremy Balfour, Scottish Conservative MSP for the Lothian Region, has raised a motion at the Scottish Parliament today, congratulating Pilton Central Association on being awarded £9,750 from the Big Lottery Fund.
Golf clubs could face crippling costs if a recommendation to remove business rates relief from them is implemented following on from the Barclay Review. Gordon Lindhurst MSP highlighted this potential issue for the ancient Scottish sport in the Scottish Parliament today.
The SNP Government must tackle the consequences of its Land and Buildings Transaction Tax, a Lothian MSP has said, after serious slowdown in the Scottish property market. Gordon Lindhurst MSP urged the Government to “fully reform his approach to taxation and taxes”.