Cutting edge “digital identity” technology is being considered to administer devolved taxes in Scotland, it has emerged. Research is being carried out by officials at Revenue Scotland, the devolved tax authority, into the cutting-edge digital tax system used in Estonia. The Baltic state is recognised as a global leader in digital government, with citizens able to access a huge range of public and private services including banking and health with a single digital identification code.
Since 2013 the SNP claim some £140 million has been slashed from frontline services to make VAT payments. SNP Westminster leader Ian Blackford told Mrs May at Prime Minister's Questions that his party "would not give up" on this issue and urged her to take action. He said: "Scottish fire and police are the only forces in the United Kingdom to be charged VAT, depriving frontline services of £140 million since 2013.
Danielle Rowley, the MP for Midlothian, said she would consider a deputy leadership bid under the next Scottish Labour leader, who will be named on Saturday. Her father, the Mid Scotland and Fife MSP Alex Rowley, stood aside as deputy and interim leader, and referred himself to the party’s internal complaints procedure over allegations of abusive behavior, which he denies.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
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A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".