Scotland's Economy

  • This week – 10/08/18

    11th August 2018 by

    Edinburgh and South East Scotland City Region Deal This week First Minister Nicola Sturgeon formally signed off the Scottish Government’s investment in the ambitious Edinburgh and South East Scotland City Region Deal. The £1.3 billion deal will deliver inclusive economic growth across the region through housing, innovation, transport, skills and culture. The Scottish Government and the...

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  • Delivering effective employment support

    8th August 2018 by

    One of the Scottish Government’s overriding commitments is to deliver dignity and respect for those people who face barriers to employment. Since responsibility for employability services was devolved, the Scottish Government has taken a different approach to the UK Government. We have listened to those who use our employability services and designed a system which...

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  • This week – 03/08/18

    3rd August 2018 by

    Scotland’s Centre for Regional Inclusive Growth To support  regional partnerships working to maximise economic opportunities across Scotland and help drive sustainable inclusive growth, Economy Secretary Derek Mackay launched a new online platform. Scotland’s Centre for Regional Inclusive Growth will develop the evidence base for regional economic decision-making, and will support our regional economies within a...

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  • This Week

    20th July 2018 by

    Our new ministerial team have wasted no time in getting down to business. Find out what the economy team have been doing this past week. 👇

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Parcel delivery charges

    6th December 2017 by

    With the busy Christmas period fast-approaching, many of us take for granted the convenience of being able to shop online. But for many people in certain parts of Scotland, it brings into particular focus an issue with which they are all-too-familiar – having to pay through the nose to get packages delivered. I understand their...

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  • Scotland can benefit from lucrative decommissioning market – Paul Wheelhouse

    1st December 2017 by

    Paul Wheelhouse, Scottish Government Minister for Business, Innovation and Energy “The North Sea’s oil and gas reserves remain significant – even after decades of production and prosperity. “There are up to 20 billion barrels of reserves still to be recovered and production is likely to continue for at least another 20 years.  “While maximising economic...

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