Scotland's Economy

  • Innovation success

    30th May 2018 by

    Read Dr Tammy Watchorn, Head of Innovation at National Services Scotland blogs about the Co-Lab (orate) showcase that was held at TEDxYouth & TEDxGlasgow a couple of weeks ago. It was late December when the request came via Scottish Government to do something innovative on the NHS at the TEDx Glasgow. Gurjit, the TEDxGlasgow curator...

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  • Colleges can change Scotland’s innovation landscape

    29th May 2018 by

    Audrey Cumberford, Principle and Chief Executive of West College Scotland blogs about how the Scottish Funding Council and Scottish Government’s £500,000 College Innovation Fund is supporting innovation across Scotland.

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  • GDPR  – a change to data protection law

    24th May 2018 by

    The General Data Protection Regulations comes into force on May 25, 2018, giving individuals more control over their personal data, and ensuring that organisations collect and process that information properly and securely. To find out more about GDPR, visit the Information Commissioner’s website.

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  • Scottish National Investment Bank

    9th May 2018 by

    I want to thank Benny Higgins and his Advisory Group for their work on developing an Implementation Plan for a new national investment bank for Scotland. The Cabinet has considered in detail the proposals outlined in Mr Higgins’ Implementation Plan, and has agreed that the Scottish Government will accept all 21 of the recommendations. That...

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  • Progress on fair work

    23rd April 2018 by

    Minister for Employability and Training Jamie Hepburn discusses Scottish Government efforts to give everyone access to quality education, training and support into employment.

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  • New progressive tax system an investment in Scotland’s future

    1st April 2018 by

    Our progressive approach to changing taxation, which comes into effect next week, heralds a positive investment in our country’s future. Our new tax system means divergence from Westminster on fiscal policy, but in my opinion it will deliver devolution and the priorities of the majority of the people of Scotland. The changes will deliver an...

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  • #CheersToRabbie

    21st January 2018 by

    Burns Night is celebrated by millions of people in Scotland and all around the world. It not only provides a welcome opportunity to celebrate the genius of our national poet, but for us all to enjoy the essential food elements of any Burns Supper – which are available as home grown products in local supermarkets....

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  • FinTech Scotland CEO announced

    12th January 2018 by

    Stephen Ingledew has been appointed the Chief Executive of FinTech Scotland, the enterprise established by the Scottish Government, the private sector led by Scottish Financial Enterprise, and University of Edinburgh to drive sustainable economic growth in financial services through innovation, collaboration and inclusion. Minister for Business, Innovation and Energy, Paul Wheelhouse, said Mr Ingledew, an...

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  • Fairer employment support

    3rd January 2018 by

    A series of events will be held in nine areas across the country, to prepare for the roll out of the new £96 million Fair Start Scotland employability service in April.

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  • Look back on Scotland’s economy, 2017

    28th December 2017 by

    Keith Brown, Cabinet Secretary for the Economy, Jobs and Fair Work Despite the uncertainty caused by Brexit, the Scottish economy has strengthened in 2017. The economy has grown and our labour market has performed strongly with the unemployment rate falling to a record low level and the number of people in employment reaching a record...

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