BBC Scotland Editor during the week. Presenter of BBC Sunday Politics at the weekend

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This week I made a factual error in a report on the BBC 6 o’clock news. For which I apologise. I mistakenly used the annual figure for A&E waiting times in Scotland instead of the weekly one. As soon as I realised my error I changed the report for all subsequent broadcasts.
Taxes going up and down in Scotland. New starter rate of 19% means anyone earning less than £33K will pay less income tax. New rate of 21% kicks in at £24K. Higher and additional rates go up to 41% and 46%. Scot Govt say 55% of taxpayers will pay less than if they lived in rUK
First hint on new Scottish tax rates. Nicola Sturgeon tells parliament that 70% of Scottish taxpayers will not pay any more. More details at 2pm
RT @BBCCareers: We're looking for female experts who'd like to appear on air as contributors to BBC Scotland programmes! If you’re…
Abolishing stamp duty for first time buyers will not apply in Scotland. Its a devolved issue. Quite a challenge for @scotgov to respond to in their budget next month
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