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Until now the political appetite to use the Scottish Government’s tax powers could best be described as limited. Ministers were naturally cautious around the new tax powers – tax is complicated – and alongside the tribal political dynamics we have in Scotland any de… Read more

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About SCVO. The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) is the membership organisation for Scotland’s charities, voluntary… Read more
And all of the opportunities and challenges ahead for the people we care about. Read more
SCVO media release 8 July 2015 For immediate release Following George Osborne’s summer budget today, John Downie, Director of Public Affairs, Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO), said: “For the first time the Chancellor has finally admitted that his … Read more
As we move from paper to action, practical projects like Community Jobs Scotland are key. Read more


Scotland is already a digital nation. Eight in ten households have an internet connection, and four in ten have a tablet computer. Six in ten people use a smartphone. For those who have the access, motivation and skills to get things done online, life is enhanced. But still far t… Read more