Jacqueline Henry, of the Scottish Local Government Partnership, said councils had “no idea” where the money for extra staff and new nursery buildings could come from.
“Whatever financial concoction the SNP comes up with, the hard facts are the SNP has cut more than 4,000 teachers from our schools, and axed hundreds of millions of pounds from the council budgets that fund them.“No amount of spin will rescue the SNP from this – the Nationalists are failing Scotland’s children.” The climbdown is awkward for Mr Mackay, whose first Budget is already under fire for making high earners pay more income tax than in the rest of the UK.With the council tax freeze ending next spring, councils will also be able to raise all bands by up to three per cent – although they will try to avoid this ahead of May’s local elections.Read more: Scottish universities targeting fee-paying English students A Labour source said: “This suggests there is chaos at the heart of the SNP’s spending plans.Yet some women in other Muslim countries, such as Turkey, have battled against restrictions banning headscarves in some public settings, while some conservative Muslim women in the West have pushed for permission to wear headscarves in athletic competitions and other venues. This 15-year-old student is trying to change that.] “Some consider a hijab part of culture,” Paikidze said in an Instagram post announcing her decision.
“But, I know that a lot of Iranian women are bravely protesting this forced law daily and risking a lot by doing so.Paikidze’s decision will deprive the tournament of one of the game’s brightest stars and biggest draws — the U. champion who once told a magazine she would “do everything I can to help more girls get into chess.” Islamic coverings for women in public — required in Iran and some other nations such as Saudi Arabia — have increasingly become a target for both protests and struggles over Muslim identity.Some activists in Iran have launched online campaigns against the hijab rules, while other women continually test the boundaries by pushing back headscarves to near gravity-defying levels.MINISTERS have abandoned their flagship plan to use higher council tax to invest an extra £500 million in education, forcing them to raid other budgets to find the money.Finance Secretary Derek Mackay is due to announce the last-minute U-turn when he presents his debut Budget at Holyrood today.Holyrood has already approved higher council tax rates for Band E to H properties from next April, adding an average £105 a year to a Band E home and £517 to a Band H.