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May hints at emergency service VAT Budget move

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Prime Minister Theresa May has hinted that next week’s UK budget might contain a move to alleviate the impact of VAT liability on Scotland’s emergency services.

In response to a question at today’s PMQs from the  SNP’s Westminster Leader, Ian Blackford, May said: “We will look at this issue and report on it in due course. I am pleased to say that very constructive representations have been made by my Scottish colleagues on this particular issue.”

But the PM also hit back at the SNP’s position stating that the Scottish Government had “pressed ahead despite knowing that” the creation of unified, Scotland-wide emergency service authorities in 2013 would make the services liable for VAT payments.

The SNP’s Westminster Leader, Ian Blackford, also urged the prime minister to repay the £140 million the services had  paid since their liability began.




Kate Bush suffers backlash after backing Theresa May

Kate Bush: Before the Dawn Album cover. Source: Amazon.co.uk

In an interview with Canadian current affairs publication, Maclean’s Magazine, the iconic British singer-songwriter, Kate Bush, expressed her admiration for the UK Prime Minister. In the process, Bush has angered much of her fan-base.

When asked in the interview whether “the fear [of women in power] is stronger than ever” in the wake of Hillary Clinton’s defeat in the US Presidential election, Bush spoke approvingly of UK leader Theresa May.

She said:

“We have a female prime minister here in the UK. I actually really like her and think she’s wonderful. I think it’s the best thing that’s happened to us in a long time. She’s a very intelligent woman but I don’t see much to fear. I will say it is great to have a woman in charge of the country. She’s very sensible and I think that’s a good thing at this point in time.”

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