10th August 2016 by Liz Cameron, OBE
The consequences of the vote for the UK to leave the European Union have undoubtedly already had an impact on Scotland’s economy. We were already experiencing signs of a slowdown. The weakness of sterling has been one of the early features that business has had to deal with and businesses from all sectors are questioning what the medium and long term implications of the Brexit vote might be.
29th July 2016 by Roseanna Cunningham MSP
Land Reform and community engagement are key Scottish Government priorities – where policy and the desire for change often overlap. The policy and legislative climate has changed with the 2016 Land Reform Act, and with the 2015 Community Empowerment Act that preceded it.
15th July 2016 by Jamie Hepburn MSP
To mark UN world skills day, Minister for Employability and Training Jamie Hepburn outlines the Scottish Government’s commitment to make Scotland the best place in Europe for Youth Employment: Today is the first ever international world skills day – which has the aim to reduce unemployment and underemployment amongst young people across the world. This is an ambition that...
13th July 2016 by Ken Barclay
Ken Barclay who is leading the Scottish Government’s review of business rates announces the remaining members of the group and calls for businesses to submit their ideas to reform the current system.
12th July 2016 by The Scottish Government
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...
8th July 2016 by admin
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...
7th July 2016 by The Scottish Government
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...
5th July 2016 by John Swinney MSP
The First Minister and Economy Secretary Keith Brown today met leaders of key business organisations to discuss Scotland’s place in Europe. The organisations involved were: • CBI • Institute of Directors • Federation of Small Businesses • Scottish Council for Development and Industry • Scottish Financial Enterprise • Scottish Chambers of Commerce FM @NicolaSturgeon and...
28th June 2016 by Keith Brown MSP
Consumers and businesses in Scotland have a distinct voice and this deserves to be heard. The Scottish Government recognises this and that’s why we intend to use our newly devolved powers over competition to achieve greater fairness for Scots buying and selling goods, services or digital content in the public and private sectors. The devolution...
9th March 2016 by admin
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.