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Historic legislation to establish Scotland’s first social security system has been introduced by Parliament.
The Social Security (Scotland) Bill will deliver eleven benefits devolved as part of the Scotland Act 2016.
"I believe strongly that everyone has a right to social security - so much so that I have put these principles on the very first page of this Bill."
Minister for Social Security Jeane Freeman
The first part of the Scottish Growth Scheme, a financial package to help businesses thrive, is the £200 million Scottish-European Growth Co-investment Programme.
"The Scottish Growth Scheme is a £500 million boost to support businesses and jobs at a time when the UK Government stance on Brexit continues to present a huge threat to jobs and prosperity."
Finance Secretary Derek Mackay
A new law introduced today makes it easier to prosecute people who share or threaten to share intimate images without consent.
"Disclosing private images can be extremely cruel and degrading, and can cause fear and alarm. There is no place for this abusive and manipulative behaviour in Scotland."
Justice Secretary Michael Matheson
Page updated: Friday, July 14, 2017