The Scottish Government

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Improving digital public services

7th December 2020

New report benchmarks Scotland’s digital progress against neighbours Scotland is ahead of the UK and most of Europe when it comes to digital public services but needs to do more to compete with Nordic countries, according to a new report. Researchers used ‘mystery shoppers’ to find out what it was like dealing with public services…

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Investing in Fintech

5th September 2018

Minister for Trade, Investment and Innovation, Ivan McKee, visited a Fintech company in Glasgow last week Scotland’s Fintech sector has attracted more than £37 million investment over the last 10 years with an emerging ‘ecosystem’ which brings start-ups, large firms, universities and the public sector together. Last week I visited a leading Fintech company, Previse….

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Colleges can change Scotland’s innovation landscape

29th May 2018

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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Small Business Bonus Scheme

28th October 2016

Scotland’s small and medium businesses are fundamental drivers in securing sustainable economic growth, which is why we are doing everything we can to support them by continuing our promise for Scotland to be the best place to do business in the UK. The Small Business Bonus Scheme can eliminate or substantially reduce the tax paid as business rates (also known as…

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Report opens door to home-based biz

21st September 2016

Running a business from home is an increasingly popular option offering freedom and flexibility to work the hours you choose in an environment that you create yourself. Generally the costs will be lower and you can avoid commuting.

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Review of enterprise and skills support

12th July 2016

In May, Economy Secretary Keith Brown confirmed in his first speech in his new role that as one of his first actions, he would carry out a review of enterprise and skills support to ensure that all of Scotland’s public agencies are delivering the joined-up support and impact that Scotland needs. Scotland has a clear…

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7th July 2016

Minister for Employability and Training Jamie Hepburn spent the day yesterday with modern apprentices, who were showing off a wide variety of skills. Mr Hepburn started the day at Screwfix in Edinburgh, where he helped to launch a new guide to help tradespeople understand how easy it is to hire an apprentice. Thank you @scotgoveconomy…

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Draft Scottish Budget 2015/16

9th October 2014

Finance Secretary John Swinney today set out the Draft Scottish Budget 2015/16. Mr Swinney said: “This budget follows unprecedented levels of political engagement not only on Scotland’s constitutional future but the wider priorities of the people of Scotland. “What will lie at the heart of the budget will be a determination to make Scotland a prosperous…

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