COULD YOU SURVIVE IN A SCOTLAND WITHOUT THE SNP PAYING YOUR WAY?

If you read this, research it’s truth and STILL don’t like the SNP, I can only say “You are selfish and/or scared” EVERYTHING above is what the SNP Government provides for EVERY Scottish person. So next time you get paid, please look at the list above and TRY and understand how a Devolved Scotland is helping your bank account. So when you vote Tory or Blue Labour, understand the SNP are financially helping you, holding you up and supporting you. The lies will be believed, people will say things like “THE SNP SIDES WITH NAZI GERMANY IN THE 1930” as a pathetic time travelling ruse to make you dislike the SNP. Also Labour canvassers are TODAY telling people in Motherwell, pensioners in Motherwell that “If you vote SNP you WILL lose your Free bus pass” This is a Lie! This is one of many lies that the old might fall for again.

Forget the Unionist and Loyalist hater, they are gone and will vote against the SNP out of racist and sectarian thoughts filled with hate and blind love of all things Royal and Tory. I say again ‘NOT TILL FISCAL TROUBLES HIT YOUR POCKET WILL YOU CARE” and “NOT TILL ILLNESS OR DISABILTY HIT YOU OR LOVED ONES WILL YOU UNDERSTAND BEING IN SCOTLAND WITH THE SNP WILL HELP YOU”.

Who in Scotland can deny the truth of the list above? Do some research and do the right thing for SCOTLAND! Not your bank account or your faith in anything outside your own life. I know some who hate the SNP and tell lies, I know people who tell me “Shaun, Foodbanks don’t exist, it’s a lie” Some believe it to be true, some just don’t see suffering. Trust me; if the SNP scrapped all the fiscal help to ALL PEOPLE LIVING IN Scotland, people would change their tune. I am wasting my time here, but the list above, seriously read it and ask “Where do they help me” and also “If all this help from the SNP stopped, would it affect me” Also leave you with a document I was sent today by a friend. Take it as you see it, or ignore it blindly, selfishly or with hate. I want Scotland free for all our kids, for Scotland in 100 years from now when we are all dead. What about you? Even forget the SNP if you must and just think ‘What would a free Scotland be’ – And people are STILL falling for the Tory/Labour and Media lies 😦 Tragic it is

IMAGINE THE POWER OF A FREE SCOTLAND WHEN WE SEE CLEARLY HOW EVERY SCOTTISH PERSON IS HELPED!!

Learn from the past Scotland:

April 17th 2015: ‘UN Human Rights Chief’ Compares UK Media to Nazi Propaganda

September 16th 2014: Scotland – Why did you vote Yes or No? Did you have reason? Have you changed?

September 10th 2014: Scotland – We can’t be scared nor selfish, don’t be the Worlds joke!

September 19th 2014: Scotland Vote No In Referendum – Selfish, Scared People, Well Done!

July 13th 2014: Why We Can’t Be Selfish In This Vote Scotland

July 22nd 2015: Fascist State Westminster Establishment? – The List!!

February 19th 2016: The awful Social Media Impact on the Scottish Yes Movement

November 29th 2014: Ex BBC Business Editor Slams The BBC For Anti-Scottish Independence ‘Propaganda’

MORE LOVE, LESS HATE

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BLOGGERS FOR PEACE AND SANITY

THIS DOES NOT REPRESENT ALL DISABLED PEOPLE

THIS DOES NOT REPRESENT ALL DISABLED PEOPLE

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THE ABOVE IMAGE NEEDS CHANGED TO THIS - THIS REPRESENTS 'BETTER' FOR SOCIETY TO JUDGE

THE ABOVE IMAGE NEEDS CHANGED TO THIS – THIS REPRESENTS ‘BETTER’ FOR SOCIETY TO JUDGE

 

The SNP could enact ‘Unilateral Declaration of Independence’

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I am NOT 😀 going to start blogging again, especially about this. I left Facebook because it is pointless, but also I seen or was told some groups ‘Allegedly’ like Scot to Scot will rather keep Scottish people arguing with each other ON THE INTERNET ONLY. Nicola has hinted a Hundred times “I will do whatever it takes to protect Scotland, her people and our shared interests” I believe UDI is about to be at least said as a threat, hopefully getting everyone outside Glasgow onto the streets, like Glasgow does. Where I am in Edinburgh, well we don’t become as visible in numbers anywhere apart from the internet as much as we should as capital city of Scotland, same with other cities. Too many egotistical people would rather keep their silly little online sites and groups than see Scotland free, some ‘might’ be scared to see the Unionist Work they do wasted or some might not like themselves to become totally irrelevant, like I am in the grand scheme of things. Not what ‘Freedom’ implies right?, but we do need an online presence, sadly we have over 500 sites and groups at odds with each other, arguing rather than becoming 1, PATHETIC!!. There are some good groups, granted, yes. But we need to get off the stupid internet and show the World we are there. I always thought the Scottish people would free Scotland, did we by voting @Britex for remaining in Europe? All that aside, I think this could get messy, but Scotland is about to try and walk. Who in Scotland can leave the internet (As many others and myself did) and actually support our freedom cause by GRINDING SCOTLAND TO A HAULT? Because we would free ourselves if we did this. We CAN free Scotland in 1 year!! It is so easy -Yet many will imply ‘IMPOSSIBLE < You can click that/ Also rearch #Iceland #RoleModels

Who will run to freedom?

Who will run to freedom?

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imagesTHE SNP is demanding that the UK Government launch an urgent economic stimulus package to deal with the shockwaves of the Brexit vote. The party’s Westminster Treasury spokesman Stewart Hosie will insist that Chancellor Philip Hammond immediately detail the measures he will take to rebuild confidence in the economy.

Speaking exclusively to the Sunday Herald he said: “It is clear we cannot wait until his autumn statement to hear what he is planning – he needs to send a signal now that he will get the economy moving by ending the Tory fixation with cuts and austerity.”

Nicola Sturgeon’s Holyrood Government is adding to the pressure on the beleaguered chancellor to come up with positive measures to bolster the economy. She has already said that Scotland’s need to be “protected in the uncertain period that lies ahead”.

A spokesperson said, “The Scottish Government welcomes the stimulus package announced by the Bank of England to help support the economy through these times of heightened economic uncertainty.” Adding that, “it is now time for the UK to follow suit and provide the economic stimulus the economy requires and to provide certainty over future funding in order to enable the Scottish Government to provide full support to our economy.

“The Scottish Government and Scottish Parliament urgently need clarity on the details of the Autumn Statement to be able to plan, publish and scrutinise a budget for 2017-18. That is why the Finance Secretary Derek Mackay has written to the Chancellor calling on him to clarify his approach to the public finances to reduce uncertainty and bring further stability to the economy.”

Hosie’s backing for an “economic stimulus to avoid the negative impacts of the Brexit result” came as the Scottish Government also faced calls to launch a long-term industrial strategy to prevent mass job cuts and protect the living standards of workers. The pro-independence Scottish Greens, trade union leaders and Labour politicians all called for the Scottish Parliament to speak with one voice to protect the economy from the fallout of the Brexit process.

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JAMES SP ROCKET – BOLTON

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WE WILL LEAVE A FUCKING DISCREATE LINE UNDER THIS…

….WONT WE? DON’T PLAY WITH ME, OR YOU FUCKING DIE YOU CUNT.

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Working Class Hero ♪ A song for Scotland

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Troo Radio just shared a video with me and it’s pretty amazing to be fair, this is the Facebook page for Troo Radio. This is Troo Radio on You Tube and this is Troo Radio Twitter here. I believe some were born to lead and some were born to be led, something my young mind understood and as a middle aged adult now, something I know is true, very true, or Troo even 😀 I wish I had the courage or ability to stand up and make 5 Million people listen or make them at least try and listen. When I did football, leading people into battle was very easy as part of a team of people wanting the same thing, when I was a DJ the ability to host a party for 200/300 people, maybe more came easy to me. But then I lost my voice and my reasons due to my Disabilities here. Now I am in more pain but I am FORICING myself to live in small moments, not in bed, not in my Gym sofa either every day, I got tired of repetition but now repetition is my every day, I wake up and know hell is coming, the pain is coming, I got tired of being silent, but the fight is always going to be me against my disabilities, but I am now in charge of that to a certain degree. Sure some days I am in bed crying and screaming and the medication is so strong it knocks me out in the end, but some days I am up and singing, soon I start Drama class as I want to see if I can act, to invoke emotions from my story. We all have a story, we have bad and good stories, so in the end we have two very simple choices, I think so anyway. They are to stand up for what we believe in, or lay down and let what we don’t believe, control us. I am very fortunate in terms of the support I have around me, without them I would be dead, that is just a fact. But I love to be inspired because it teaches you how to inspire others. I don’t think the person who sent me this song was ego or wanting hits on any page, I really do think they wanted to lead, to show and discuss and invoke emotion. This song sure did that, no argument, 1 Minute 40 seconds into this video is where our Freedom could arrive from. This is a song like what half of my being is, my Irish side, it’s a Scottish Rebel song, sung in peace, for peace. I am a freedom fighter, but like other freedom fighters we can also be called extremists. But it can be said “One persons terrorist is another persons freedom fighter” #ScotlandTillJudgement

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Working Class Hero – A song for Scotland
Via Troo Radio on You Tube

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Trump: Transgender people can use whatever bathroom they want #OMG!!

SURE YOU DO DONALD!!

SURE YOU DO DONALD!!

No wonder Americans are leaving the Country in droves. I was browsing the Worlds biggest website & forum on Earth http://www.abovetopsecret.com/, American site and mostly American users, one user named Profusion Shared this story. And I will quote him below. I think this is another shocking comment by this Racist Billionaire who also mocked Disabled New York Times reporter Serge Kovaleski , Trump who has a huge silent following, his support is VERY HIGH, and he is a real and present danger to our World. From Fascist Trump who thinks all Muslims are suspected ISIS, all 1.7 Billion Muslims on Earth, around 1/6th of Humanity, Earths populous, even though 1% of Muslims equates to only 16 MILLION Muslims, there are not 16 Million ISIS members or we would feel and see it badly or worse. Seriously American Trump voters, you need to educate yourself big time on this very dangerous man. EXAMPLE: I ask, would you be OK with a grown man following your 5 years old Daughters into a toilet? Because that is the disgusting part. I support #LGBT and helped FORCE my Scottish Government to allow gay people to marry in a Church, people power is needed here.

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Trump: Transgender People Should Be Allowed to Use Bathroom of Their Choice
[VIDEO] Via American Beep on You Tube

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Donald Trump’s “Tolerant” Transgender Comments Are BS
[VIDEO] Via American –  John Iadarola on You Tube

~~Tweets at foot of page from Americans~~

Via American user Profusion: Via Above Top Secret

The idea of letting transgender people use whatever bathroom they want wouldn’t bother me if there was no such thing as rape and other similar crimes. A rapist could pretend to be a transgender person just to get access to a woman’s bathroom for guess what purpose…
Doesn’t anyone see the danger? What’s the standard for determining a real transgender person versus a pervert who just wants access to bathrooms that are for the opposite sex? That’s why transgender people shouldn’t be allowed in the wrong bathrooms.
How many rapes, molestations, and other crimes will it take before people come to their senses?

~~This FOOL has previous of course~~

 

Voting Donald Trump is bad for our World – Makes USA more Fascist

Trump mocks Disabled people – Ignorant America, Muslims are NOT taking over

Donald Trump wants to “punish” women who have abortions – #Debate

This Video of Trump Reading “The Snake” is Going Viral in Europe

The Raw Stupidity of Donlad Trump – His support must be the same

~~The World mocks Trump~~

My leader had this to say about Trump, as did other Scottish party leaders

My leader had this to say about Trump, as did other Scottish party leaders

While here, this is how Scottish Political leaders, same as most of 1st World talk about Trump. This was a fun piece done as the Scottish General Elections are next Month. America, Trump will isolate Israel AND the USA from the World community. This is just fun Scottish TV by a guy with a TV show where he plays a Scottish military Tank commander Gary: Tank Commander Meets – Nicola Sturgeon, Ruth Davidson and Kezia Dugdale on many topics, real and fun

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CAREFUL….

...America, you are sliding to hate

…America, you are sliding to hate

THE EVIL REALITY FACING 7 BILLION PEOPLE

THE EVIL REALITY FACING Americans and also 7 BILLION PEOPLE

 

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Gary: Tank Commander Meets – Sturgeon, Davidson and Dugdale #HA

 

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HILARIOUS does not come close here 😀 Nicola on flumes to Bathgate, Kezia doesn’t like ‘Willie’ 😀 Davidson is a Martial Arts expert 😀 😀 Have a laugh, this is side splittingly funny. Gary’s questions are just rib hurting. Enjoy 😛

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Gary: Tank Commander Meets…Nicola Sturgeon
[VIDEO] Via BBC Scotland on You Tube

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Gary: Tank Commander Meets…Kezia Dugdale
[VIDEO] Via BBC Scotland on You Tube

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Gary: Tank Commander meets Ruth Davidson
[VIDEO] Via BBC Scotland on You Tube

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Indycampers at war with each other following courtroom shambles

imgID61274256.jpg-pwrt3Listen, I have the UTMOST respect for those involved in the Indycampers, they are doing all they can to help free Scotland and are all making huge sacrifice to camp out, but I want to point you to a story many hate me for, but one so visible to many of us, some voiceless, that we see it as a complete grind to a hault of the Yes Movement. When Yes voters started to argue with each other about a year ago I was on it in a flash because this is what THEY want us to be doing. They don’t have to do anything other than what most Yes voters do, me included, and that is ironically, sitting at a PC sharing useless nonsense and almost hating each other and being accused of hate when in-fact we are trying to allow the freedom of information to pass as freely as our Scottish minds want our Country free from London. Scotland we are falling to bits, hating, gossiping and being rude. At least when I said what I had to say about one blogger, I said it to his face (Well, Skype) and then told everyone else what I thought. I never once hated, he is a good man, but he is 1 from many decent people doing real damage to the Yes Movement why? To gain notoriety and feel special? I was in well over 100 Scottish Yes Groups when it just got too much. Many good people were turning away and in their place I seen a Unionist running many groups and sites and not many of us even seen it. Ask why this happened below and ask why this can’t happen? Nobody has given good reason as to why this can’t happen, and I mean the blog 3 below the IndyCamp video, but when we know only 238 people are involved at IndyCamp, that sadly is a sure fire sign we can’t be bothered Scotland. I have an excuse, what are yours?. We are too far apart in how we think and act. I personally do this to give myself knowledge and if I can learn more on the way and so do others, brilliant, we might get somewhere. Right now Yes voters, as they call themsevels and targeting Bloggers and good Yes movement people via anyway they can. I said at the top I respect all involved in Indycamp, but the fact a few or all could end up with a Court bill really say’s it all for me. Wake up #Alba

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Who wants to make an excuse? We can do it on a Sunday? Just try?

Who wants to make an excuse? We can do it on a Sunday? Just try

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[VIDEO] Via: Rob Ess on You Tube

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Scotland can be free! First we must free Scottish minds – Stop the hate!

The awful Social Media Impact on the Scottish Yes Movement

We CAN free Scotland in 1 year!! It is so easy -Yet many will imply ‘IMPOSSIBLE

The Silencing of the Scottish Yes Movement

Scottish Yes Movement – Is in total control of the Unionists

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Via: http://www.heraldscotland.com/

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HOLYROOD’S indycamp has been thrown into turmoil following a disastrous eviction hearing at Scotland’s top civil court.

Major infighting has broken out between factions associated with the camp, which was established when activists arrived on the Scottish Parliament estate in November and vowed to maintain a vigil for independence until the country leaves the UK. Much of the conflict centres around a list of 238 people whose names were put forward to the Court of Session as being party to the ‘the sovereign and indigenous peoples of Scotland’, the collective name used by the campers to respond to the court action.

INdyCampCOURT1GTIt has been claimed that many of the people included on the list, who would be likely to become liable for costs should the parliament win its eviction case, had merely signed a declaration indicating their support for independence and had no idea their names would be put forward as part of a legal process.

The matter has come to a head following an order that the campers provide residential addresses for all of the respondents to the court action. Previously, all 238 addresses had all been given as the Scottish Parliament’s estate but at a final hearing at the Court of Session last Thursday, Lord Turnbull said it was clear that home addresses would be required and gave seven days to comply.

Members of a camp ‘legal team’, who are not legally trained but represented the campers in court, have clashed with organisers of the protest and blamed each other for providing the list.

One long-standing camp member, who is believed to have left the settlement, said she was preparing to write to the court to accept full liability in a bid to free 238 people from “lies” and warned of a “dire” situation. Members of a camp ‘legal team’, who are not legally trained but represented the campers in court, have clashed with organisers of the protest and blamed each other for providing the list.

He said: “If they have not obeyed this order then there will be serious issues there, if names have been provided that shouldn’t have been, the court will not be happy. The campers had every chance to comply with previous requests to vacate the land or at least give better arguments in court, but they haven’t done that. The Scottish Parliament corporate body can have an expectation of getting some, if not all of its expenses awarded to them.”

Both the parliament and campers are awaiting a written decision from Lord Turnbull over whether to uphold the eviction petition, although even some camp supporters are not hopeful of success after many of their legal arguments were dismissed as wrong by the judge who will decide the case.

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Scotland – How we can free ourselves in 1 year. BY ACTUALLY DOING SOMETHING!

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Link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/complaints/

ALBA GU BRATH, WOO, YEAH, GO SCOTLAND!! YEAH BABY!! UDI!! WE WILL WIN, VOTE SNP!!  – THINK AGAIN – I asked Scotland if it was possible we could walk to freedom and YOU WERE TOLD TO IGNORE ME, and I also said before I hit publish people would imply “Impossible” What is happening RIGHT NOW Scotland is beyond anger for me. People are telling others “Don’t read Shaun” Don’t read John, Bill, Audrey, don’t read him or her and SCOTTISH PEOPLE ARE FALLING FOR THESE IDIOTS!! Really I could go on and on and on with names, I am struggling to know fully who is in control here, but know it’s a person wearing a Scotland Yes T-Shirt. I could post the people doing it as I have the screenshots but if I post it all I do is take away the reasons we need and we walk into anger and things become worse. I suggested that Scotland does this, well WE asked, the people I speak with and I. We are in worse than a bad place. People will tell you TO IGNORE WHAT I WRITE HERE. I ask you please keep an eye on who is telling YOU what to do. Do you have your own mind? Are you in full control of your Scottish thoughts? I am asking. And I already know the answer.

We CAN free Scotland in 1 year!! It is so easy -Yet many will imply ‘IMPOSSIBLE

And people did imply ‘Impossible because I put a number on the amount of people. See this is what is happening. The Unionst side are paying people to start Scottish Groups and websites and people are sheep being taken for a ride. I am giving Scotand 2 good ideas here.

  1. Take to the streets and be so visible we can’t be ignored
  2. We all complain to the BBC and stop paying them.
  3. WE WILL DO NOTHING! But if you want to?
  4. HOW TO STOP PAYING TV LICENCE < Want to do something?

♫ Scotland has something inside so strong ♫
Why do we bother? Why do we share crap lik this?
I did this video, and it was a TOTAL waste of time.

And as expected nothing happened. So how about we all complain to the BBC? Everyone who is annoyed at the BBC who post images of the BBC, who comment how bad the BBC are, how about we actually tell them? The complaints link is above, can we be bothered to even complain and show ourselves online?? I mean 1 Million complains I am sure would make the news. Scotland you are being fooled by clever people who tell you what to do, think and how to act. When the easy thing is in-front of us we still just post crap on Facebook and as we do we go backwards as the CONTROLLED Scottish Yes Movement takes so many steps back. Some commented on a Labour Conference and the lack of someone being mentioned. Some shared images of Nuclear bombs going past Scottish homes, I ask how many actually got out of their home and protested? What is your excuse? Seriously because it best be good. It’s the reason I stopped writing about Scotland and turned my font to the USA where we could see the World go down the Toilet for good if Hillary is POTUS as I said she would be 2 years ago. What is more important? The World or a Free Scotland in an opressed World? Even a half free Scotland in an oppressive Union? What is more important?

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WHAT IS YOUR PATHETIC EXCUSE? WHO OWNS YOUR MIND?

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Scottish Yes Movement – Is in total control of the Unionists?

The Scottish Yes Movement For Dummies

The awful Social Media Impact on the Scottish Yes Movement

The Silencing of the Scottish Yes Movement

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Scottish Local Government Financial Statistics: 2014-15

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This info may be a read for someone. Just out today. With the SNP paying for Prescriptions, Bridge and Road tolls and also having been paying the bedroom tax for everyone in Scotland, no and yes voters. What do these numbers mean for you? I am honest, it’s all jargon to me, but people who need to know, need to know, so here it is.

Via: http://linkis.com/news.scotland.gov.uk/

A National Statistics Publication for Scotland.

scottish-government-logoScotland’s Chief Statistician today published Scottish Local Government Financial Statistics: 2014-15. This is an annual publication that provides a comprehensive overview of financial activity of Scottish local authorities. The publication covers: local authority revenue expenditure and income, capital expenditure and income; reserves; debt; local taxation; and local authority pensions. The figures released today were produced by independent statistical staff free from any political interference, in accordance with professional standards set out in the Code of Practice for Official Statistics.

Revenue Expenditure and Income

Local Authorities reported an overall revenue surplus of £69.4 million (0.46% of gross revenue expenditure) for 2014-15, compared with an overall deficit of £54.8 million in 2013-14. This surplus increased revenue reserves. On 31st March 2015 local authorities held total revenue reserves of £1.879 billion. This is an increase of 3.6% (an increase of £65.2 million: £69.4 million of revenue surplus less £4.2 million of movements in reserves) since the 1st April 2014.

General Fund net revenue expenditure on services increased by 1.0%, from £10.4 billion in 2013-14 to £10.5 billion in 2014-15. The highest spending service in the General Fund is Education which had net expenditure of £4.61 billion, which is an increase of 0.7% (£33 million) on 2013-14. Social Work is the next largest service with net expenditure of £3.11 billion and has increased by 2.6% (£79 million) on 2013-14.

Total General Funding in 2014-15 was £11.92 billion, an increase of 1.7% on 2013-14. This is made up of Scottish Government General Revenue Grant £7.17 billion (60%), Non Domestic Rates Distributable Amount £2.65 billion (22%), Council tax £2.02 billion (17%), and other funding of £0.08 billion (1%).

Capital Expenditure and Income

Total capital expenditure was £2.40 billion in 2014-15 (£0.67 billion in the Housing Revenue Account (HRA) and £1.73 billion in the General Fund), compared to £2.46 billion in 2013-14 – a fall of £60m (2.4%). The majority (around 80%) of capital expenditure went on new construction, conversions and enhancements to existing buildings.

Borrowing to fund capital expenditure (Loans Fund borrowing) increased by 1.7% (£0.221 billion).Advances to the General Fund increased by 0.3% (£0.026 billion) and HRA Loans Fund advances increased by 6.5% (£0.195 billion). Total Loans Fund Advances outstanding at 31st March 2015 was £13.18 billion. The General Fund share of this total was £9.96 billion, which provides a Scottish average borrowing per head of £1,862. It has been around this value since 2012-13. The HRA share of the loans fund balance was £3.22 billion which provides an average borrowing per dwelling of £10,138 (up 6.3% on 31st March 2014).

Capital reserves increased by £10.3 million (1.9%), from £0.53 billion on the 1st April 2014 to £0.54 billion on the 31st March 2015.

Council Tax

The average Band D Council Tax in Scotland was £1,149 in 2014-15. Net Council Tax income, after all discounts and reductions, was £2.022 billion in 2014-15. The total number of chargeable dwellings (i.e. the tax base) has increased slightly each year, rising from 2.377 million in September 2010 to 2.441 million in September 2015.

Non-Domestic Rates

Non-domestic rate income collected increased from £2.367 billion in 2013-14 to 2.511 billion in 2014-15. This is due to the net effect of several factors such as the inflationary increase in the poundage rate, the impact of revaluation appeals, changes to rates relief schemes and other changes to the tax base (e.g. new or demolished properties). Non-domestic rates reliefs provided relief of £0.607 billion in 2014-15, up from £0.590 billion in 2013-14. Increases in Small Business Bonus Scheme and Charity relief were the main factors which contributed to the increased total. As at 1st April 2015, the non-domestic rate tax base comprised of 223,046 non-domestic properties on the Valuation Roll with a total rateable value of £6.719 billion. The non-domestic rates ‘Distributable Amount’ was £2.650 billion in 2014-15.

Local Government Pension Funds

Local Government Pension Fund income in 2014-15 was £5.40 billion with expenditure of £1.18 billion. The high income is largely due to £4.22 billion of investment income, which can be highly volatile (this has averaged £1.9 billion over the last 8 years and was negative £1 billion in 2008-09). Pension fund expenditure on benefits (including increases under the (Pensions (Increase) Acts)) has increased from £1.07 billion in 2013-14 to £1.12 billion in 2014-15. Pension fund contributions from employees or employers increased from £1.16 billion in 2013-14 to £1.18 billion in 2014-15.

Notes To Editors

The full Scottish Local Government Financial Statistics 2014-15 publication is available at http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2016/02/1326 This is a National Statistics publication.

Definitions:

  • GROSS REVENUE EXPENDITURE is the total expenditure on Local Authority services within a financial year less inter-authority and inter-account transfers.
  • NET REVENUE EXPENDITURE is revenue expenditure to be financed from General Revenue Funding, non-domestic rates, council tax and balances. It is therefore gross revenue expenditure less other government grants, sales, fees and charges, grants to third parties funded by General Capital Grant, and other grants, reimbursements and contributions.
  • CAPITAL EXPENDITURE is mainly incurred by Local Authorities for buying, constructing or enhancing physical assets such as buildings (schools, houses etc.), land, vehicles, plant and machinery. CAPITAL INCOME comprises of Government grants, receipts from the sale or disposal of assets and other grants and contributions.

Scottish Local Government Financial Statistics is an annual publication that provides a comprehensive overview of Scottish Local Authority financial activity. The publication covers Local Authority income, revenue and capital expenditure, outstanding debt, local taxation and Local Authority pensions. Further information on Scottish Local Government Finance Statistics can be found athttp://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Statistics/Browse/Local-Government-Finance .

Each year, the Scottish Government issues financial returns relating to local government finance for completion by Local Authorities, Joint boards, Regional Transport Partnerships (RTPs) and Scottish Assessors. Summary information is published in the annual publication: “Scottish Local Government Finance Statistics”. IPF/CIPFA publish local authority information in their Rating Review publications. The information is used to answer requests (both internal and external to SG), for policy analysis and for Parliamentary Questions.

The figures released today were produced in accordance with professional standards set out in the Code of Practice for Official Statistics. More information on the standards of official statistics in Scotland can be accessed at: http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Statistics/About

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Millions March Scotland To Freedom – A New Movement – Join Here

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#MillionsMarchToFreedom

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New Movement many of us agree we must at least talk about. PLEASE feel free to join Scotland and please, add your friends and lets just debate between what is the reality of an idea me and a few others came to. It’s just to debate it’s reasons and actuality. We can do this. Let us be so powerful we can’t be ignored!

This is not impossible; the individual will say it’s impossible, without actually knowing the story, because I don’t either. I suggested an idea, the numbers, if it happens will be the numbers it will be. I am suggesting, prodding, hoping, helping. Same as others. But if we look to just recent history, a small country like ours became what we can become in our way. I don’t agree with all others say and I know not everyone will agree with all I say. The only comeback I have is “If anyone can hate me as I am some days in my own house, fire away” 😀 Never hate, just a guy who knows a dream or an idea can become more. Positive thinking is not my strong point in life so I am out of my comfort zone these days. But I, like you, all I do is try, I am trying, nothing more. I am a team player like you and others. When we meet ‘ego’ we meet the division between us that is caused by the very things and outlets we all dislike and we share what we dislike. How can’t this be possible? What if it ends up half a million? I can’t say what it will be because there is nothing to ‘Be’ yet. All I know is, if the ‘will is stronger than the skill’, anything can happen. History proves this Scotland. I think so anyway. Respectfully “But I can’t change the World” – Yes you can, here is why #Iceland #RoleModels

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