10 things the SNP has done in government

The list of SNP government achievements is long and wide-ranging. After a decade of Westminster cuts, the SNP government is working harder than ever to protect the most vulnerable in our society and deliver the best public services anywhere in the UK.

  1. Record health funding – over £13 billion in 2017, £3.6 billion more than when we took office
  2. Over 60,000 affordable homes completed, with a further 22,000 households supported into homeownership
  3. Free tuition protected, saving students in Scotland up to £27,000 compared to the cost of studying in England
  4. Recorded crime in Scotland has reached its lowest level in 42 years
  5. Prescription charges abolished, keeping the NHS true to its founding values. In England, patients are forced to pay £8.60 per item
  6. 16 and 17 year olds now have the right to vote in Scottish Parliament and local government elections
  7. World-leading climate change targets metsix years early
  8. Free, high quality childcare has been increased to 16 hours a week for all 3 and 4 year olds – up from 12.5 hours in 2007 – and extended to 2 year olds from low income households, saving families up to £2,500 per child per year in total
  9. More people in employment in Scotland than the pre-recession high point, outperforming the UK on female employment and inactivity rates
  10. To help protect jobs and businesses through the recession, we’ve slashed or abolished business rates for 100,000 premises – saving small businesses £1.2 billion to date