£12m LFASS cut avoidable - EU
Calls have been issued for the Government to abandon plans for 'parachute payments' as changes to EU rules means that Scotland does not have to move to Areas of Natural Constraint payments next year.
Practical problems stopping land tax
A Land Commission report published options to create a land tax in Scotland.
12% drop in Scottish cereal production
Poor weather hits the Scottish cereal yield.
Smallest potato harvest since 2012
British potato tonnage is at its lowest in six years, while the Scottish yield per hectare increases.