The SNP has criticised George Osborne's budget, saying it continues the Conservative government's "harsh austerity agenda".
They say the budget has been "imposed" on Scotland:
George Osborne’s Tory budget will hit hard working families, the poorest and young people the hardest. He has continued with his harsh austerity agenda - particularly the savage cuts in tax credits. Any increase in the living wage is of course welcome, but the reality is that the good will be undone by the Tory cuts to the incomes of people who can least afford it. And the living wage in Scotland is currently £7.85 - George Osborne is proposing to see it effectively lowered to £7.20.
This Budget was a sermon from the high priest of an austerity cult - taking from the poor and hard working people and giving to the richest. The Tories' cuts in the living standards of young people are particularly severe, including scrapping student grants. The SNP Government will continue to deliver grants for the poorest students in Scotland, demonstrating the benefits of having these powers in the Scottish Parliament, rather than in Tory hands at Westminster.
There were measures which we welcome such as the freeze in fuel duty, but there was nothing in the Budget to encourage innovation or exports.
The UK Government are imposing this austerity Budget on Scotland on the basis of having a single Tory MP north of the border - the electorate in Scotland overwhelmingly rejected austerity at the election by returning 56 SNP MPs, and the Tories secured their lowest share of the vote in Scotland since 1865.
This Budget underlines the need to have economic and welfare powers in Scotland, so that we can build a more dynamic economy to boost tax revenues, and a fairer society where policies benefit the many, not deliver tax cuts for millionaires."
The MP for Dumfries has delivered his maiden speech in the House of Commons.
Richard Arkless, who is the third SNP candidate ever to win in Dumfries and Galloway, focused on increasing tourism in the south west of Scotland.
He spoke about the need to improve internet connectivity to help small businesses.
SNP MP Calum Kerr is the first non Liberal Democrat MP in the Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk constituency for fifty years.
Jenny Longden talks to him about life as a Scottish Nationalist in Westminster.
SNP's newly elected MP for Dumfries and Galloway has called his appointment a "historic win".
Richard Arkless is only the third SNP candidate ever to win in Dumfries and Galloway.
For the past ten years the seat has been held by Labour's Russell Brown, who came third in this election, behind the Conservative's Finlay Carson.
Mr Arkless follows in the footsteps of George Thompson in 1974 and Alisdair Morgan in 1997:
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