Ally Tibbitt

Journalist / Social Media & SEO Analyst / Co-op Director

Location icon United Kingdom

Digital Media Analyst | Founding Director of | Interests in data journalism, environment, non-profits, and all things digital.

The Sunday National
Universities will take 'decades to recover' from Brexit

BREXIT could damage university research in Scotland for at least a decade, hitting funding, vital collaborations and disciplines crucial to the economy, confidential documents have revealed.

The Ferret
Offshore links to Scottish private finance deals revealed

Most of the Scottish Government's £8 billion private finance projects to build schools, hospitals and roads have links to offshore tax havens and the majority of the profits will go to companies outwith Scotland, according to an expert analysis for The Ferret.

The Ferret
Help to Buy home-buyers subsidy 'dysfunctional' and should be scrapped

The Scottish Government is being urged to drop a "dysfunctional" subsidy for home-buyers after new data obtained by The Ferret revealed how it benefits big house-builders. Around £189m in subsidised mortgages has gone to three high volume house-builders: Persimmon, Taylor Wimpey and Barrat, through the Scottish 'Help to Buy' scheme to date.

The Ferret
Revealed: £56m cuts to disability payments hit Scotland's poorest hardest

Many of Scotland's poorest communities have been hit hardest by cuts to disability benefits with over £56 million lost in annual payments, The Ferret can reveal. Six out of the top 10 worst hit constituencies are in Glasgow after thousands of people had payments stopped by the UK government.

The Ferret
Electoral Commission probes £319,000 Tory 'dark money' trust

A secretive trust without a fixed address or known current trustees that gave £319,000 to the Scottish Conservatives is under examination by the Electoral Commission. Electoral Commission data shows that the Scottish Unionist Association Trust (SUAT) gave £318,876.66 to the Tories between 9 April 2001 and 28 February 2018.

The Ferret
Named: councils that have let thousands of litter louts go scot free

People issued with fines for dropping litter in eight Scottish council areas faced no chance of being referred to the courts if they simply refused to pay, The Ferret can reveal. Across the country, Scottish local authorities issued more than 42,261 tickets for litter over three years.

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