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This week: 19/07/19

19th July 2019

Flexible Workforce Development Fund Business, Fair Work and Skills Minister Jamie Hepburn launched the third year of the Flexible Workforce Development Fund. The Flexible Workforce Development Fund provides employers with an opportunity to access £15,000 worth of funding to create bespoke and tailored training opportunities to help address skills gaps within their organisation – delivered…

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Response to OBR ‘no deal’ warning

18th July 2019

Commenting on the warning from the Office of Budget Responsibility that a ‘no deal’ UK EU Exit could lead to a UK recession, Finance Secretary Derek Mackay said: “The Office of Budget Responsibility confirms what the Scottish Government have been warning for months that a no deal Brexit has the potential to push the economy…

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This week: 12/07/19

12th July 2019

Regional Selective Assistance Business Minister Jamie Hepburn announced a £152,000 Regional Selective Assistance grant for Victor Pizza, creating 15.5 full time jobs and safeguarding 7 jobs over the next 3 years. He said: “I am pleased this £152,000 Scottish Enterprise grant will help create 15 full time jobs and safeguard seven jobs over the next…

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This week: 14/6/19

14th June 2019

Labour Market Statistics Scotland’s unemployment rate fell again, to 3.3%, lower than the UK for the ninth month in a row. Statistics out this week also showed that Scotland’s employment rate rose to 75.9%, the highest on record. Read more about Scotland’s labour market statistics Modern Apprentices The number of apprentices benefitting from work-based learning has…

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Scottish Annual Business Statistics 2017

12th June 2019

The latest figures from the Scottish Annual Business Statistics show that tourism, food and drink and the creative industries are among the sectors to have grown over 2016-2017. The statistics show an improved performance for the majority of growth sectors within Scotland’s non-financial business economy. Increased approximate Gross Value Added (aGVA) was shown in the…

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Collaborate And Celebrate All Scotland Has To Offer

7th July 2017

Helen Goulden from Nesta, and Chair of the Scottish Expert Advisory Panel on the Collaborative Economy, gives an update on progress made on bringing together “new economy” service providers to look at how they can improve the experience of Scotland’s tourists. On 21 June, the Scottish Expert Advisory Panel on the Collaborative Economy met in Glasgow to…

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Taking action on pregnancy discrimination

8th March 2017

Rosalind Bragg, director of Maternity Action discusses pregnancy discrimination and the importance of removing any barriers to work.

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Employability services

23rd November 2016

The third sector plays a significant role in delivering employability services in Scotland. Whether it is delivering end-to-end services across the employability pipeline, or providing specialist support for clients with particular needs, the sector has particular strengths in recognising the needs of the individual and is versatile in pulling together the multiple layers of support…

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Boost for renewable energy

8th July 2016

Minister for Business, Innovation and Energy Paul Wheelhouse visited Levenmouth to announce new funding for cutting edge renewable technology and to meet interns learning about the sector. The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult, a leading offshore renewable research centre will receive, £215,000 to develop a digital clone of their demonstration offshore wind turbine. Watch Mr…

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Foundations of Scottish economy strong

9th March 2016

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and Deputy First Minister John Swinney visit CodeBase, the largest technology incubator in the UK, to present Government Expenditure and Revenue Scotland 2014-15 statistics.

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