Congressional leaders finalised a sweeping 1.3 trillion dollars (£917 billion) budget bill on Wednesday that substantially boosts military and domestic spending.
The case must be made for a bigger defence budget to ensure Britain is able to respond to the changing threats facing the country, the vice chief of the defence staff has said.
Karen Bradley will make a statement next week about the Stormont budget.
Community leaders in Dundee have said they are “very disappointed” that there is no council funding to replace a pavilion gutted by fire last summer.
Union leaders have pledged not to take Dundee City’s Council’s new budget lying down.
Council tax bills for Dundee residents are to rise after the local authority's budget was agreed yesterday.
Opposition parties have revealed their alternative budget proposals including plans to tackle poverty.
The armed forces need additional funding this year if they are to maintain their current capabilities, Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has warned.
Green MSPs have told the First Minister they will only support the Scottish Budget next year if there is “meaningful progress” in reforming local taxation.
The Scottish Government’s budget for next year has passed a final vote at Holyrood.
The Scottish budget will protect “vital public services” in the coming year, Finance Secretary Derek Mackay insisted, despite claims that his spending plans will leave councils £386 million short.
Holyrood has approved the establishment of a new income tax system for Scotland – a move which will benefit low earners but could hit hundreds of thousands of better-off workers.
Parking charges, burial costs and the price of special waste collections are all set to rise yet again as the city council aims to balance its books.
Increases in charges will affect families in all walks of life across the city.
Dundonians face a hike in council tax bills and car parking charges as the city council bids to slash £15 million from its budget, city chiefs have revealed.
Dundee City Council will receive an extra £4.4 million from the Scottish Government to fund public services and give pay rises to local authority workers.
US president Donald Trump has signed a 400 billion dollar (£287 billion) budget deal that sharply boosts spending and swells the federal deficit, ending a brief federal government shutdown that took place while most Americans were sleeping.
The US government has stumbled into a midnight shutdown as a rogue Senate Republican blocked a speedy vote on a massive, bipartisan, budget-busting spending deal, protesting the return of trillion-dollar deficits on the watch of Republicans controlling Washington.
With a US government shutdown creeping closer, both Republicans and Democrats grappled with internal party divisions as they tried to push through a massive budget deal on Thursday night.
The Scottish Government’s Budget has passed its first hurdle at Holyrood, after agreements with the Greens and two Liberal Democrats saw the tax and spending package approved in principle.