Tag archive for ‘unemployment’
By Nigel Duncan On Thursday, February 1st, 2018

Challenge to get people back to work

Mid Calder weir, on attractive spot in West Lothian. Picture by Nigel Duncan Media Figures released by the Scottish Parliament point to radically different job markets in West Lothian’s two Scottish Parliamentary More...

By John Knox On Friday, January 20th, 2017

Letter from Scotland

Tam flees the witches – painting by Alexander Goudie courtesy of South Ayrshire Council We are indeed being chased by demons. Alexander Goudie’s wonderful series of 54 paintings inspired by Burns’ “Tam More...

By John Knox On Saturday, August 20th, 2016

Letter from Scotland

They’re back ! On just about the hottest, driest, sunniest day of the summer, Scotland’s 680,000 pupils made their way back to school this week. The long holidays are over – six or seven weeks of glorious More...

By John Knox On Saturday, October 17th, 2015

Letter from Scotland

The Conference of the Birds – illustration from the 12th century Persian poem. We are now into our political conference season which, like the Scottish harvest, comes a few weeks later than the UK conference More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

Reduction in unemployment in Edinburgh West down to LibDems says local MP

Crockart Welcomes Fall in Unemployment in Edinburgh West Edinburgh’s Liberal Democrat MP, Mike Crockart, has welcomed today’s employment figures and said they demonstrate the importance of sharing economic progress More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, August 15th, 2012

Edinburgh MP blames UK government for youth unemployment

With youth unemployment in Edinburgh up 272% a local MP claims young people are still paying the price for this Government’s economic failure. Commenting on today’s unemployment statistics, Edinburgh East MP More...

By admin On Tuesday, December 6th, 2011

Standard Life take part in the Edinburgh Guarantee

Standard Life has teamed up with the Council, through the Edinburgh Guarantee programme, to provide up to 12 paid work placements for young people.  The company is the first to contribute to the ‘Edinburgh More...

By admin On Friday, November 18th, 2011

Edinburgh MP wants VAT cut

Mark Lazarowicz, MP for Edinburgh North and Leith, has been highlighting the campaign to cut VAT on building repairs and maintenance to 5% with a visit to a local architect’s practice in Stockbridge this week. More...

By admin On Friday, June 17th, 2011

Scottish unemployment falls

Finance and Employment Secretary John Swinney this week welcomed a further fall in Scottish unemployment as new figures showed unemployment in Scotland declined by 10,000 over the three-month period February-April More...

By admin On Friday, January 21st, 2011
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Edinburgh MP calls for action on youth unemployment

Mark Lazarowicz, MP for Edinburgh North and Leith, has joined with Gordon Brown in calling for action by the UK Government to tackle the worrying rise in youth unemployment so as to ensure that young people don’t More...