Written 3 posts

New consumer network

29th September 2020

    A network to ensure that consumer protection is at the core of Scotland’s economic recovery has been established. Stakeholders from organisations including Advice Direct Scotland, Trading Standards, Citizens Advice Scotland and the Scottish Government will work together to generate improved services, greater value for money and better buying choices for shoppers. The Consumer…

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Labour market statistics update – Business Minister Jamie Hepburn

19th May 2020

Between January and March 2020, Scotland’s employment rate estimate fell over the quarter to 74.7% and the unemployment rate estimate rose over the quarter to 4.1%. While these rates compare well against historical records, they do not reflect fully the unprecedented impact of the pandemic and how it will change over time. The Job Retention…

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Foundation Apprenticeships receive further recognition – Skills Minister Jamie Hepburn

13th January 2020

  To meet the future skills needs of Scotland’s economy it is vital industry and educational institutions work together. Foundation Apprenticeships are an important part of building strong links between the two and, crucially, equipping young people with the skills they need to progress onto a successful career or further education. I am delighted that…

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