Scotland's Economy

  • EU funds replacement plan is a “power grab”

    20th January 2021 by

    Statement by Trade, Innovation and Public Finance Minister Ivan McKee to the Finance and Constitution Committee on the UK Government’s proposed Shared Prosperity Fund. Thank you Convenor for inviting Professor David Bell and myself to the Committee today to update you on the replacement of EU Structural Funds in Scotland, the recently published Scotland’s Position…

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  • Freeports

    16th November 2020 by

    Statement from Trade, Investment and Innovation Minister Ivan McKee on freeports: “Freeports cannot and will not offset the damage caused by Brexit, which is taking Scotland and the UK out of the world’s biggest free trade area and single market. “Our ambition for Scotland’s economy is to continue to build a high productivity, high wage,…

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  • Response to UK Government Spring Statement

    13th March 2019 by

    Public Finance Minister Kate Forbes has responded to the UK Government’s Spring Statement today, saying: “Amid the continuing uncertainty around the UK’s EU exit, the Spring Statement failed to provide businesses with any reassurances about their future and offered no clarity on future funding for Scotland. “Years of austerity and continued uncertainty at the hands…

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  • Economy Secretary addresses Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce

    5th March 2019 by

    Last week, Economy Secretary Derek Mackay addressed the 2019 Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce Business Awards. Read his full speech below.

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  • This week: 01/03/19

    1st March 2019 by

    Fair Work Action Plan A range of measures to support employers to embed fairer working practices have been set out in a new Fair Work Action Plan. Business and Fair Work Minister Jamie Hepburn said the action plan includes a commitment to a new benchmarking tool to help employers assess their current practices and to…

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  • Scotland and Poland: European partners

    23rd January 2019 by

    Despite the uncertainty over Brexit, Scotland remains open for business and the EU remains our single largest market for international exports. During a recent trade show in Germany, an emerging consortia of Polish Energy majors and trade bodies expressed an interest in learning more about Scottish experience and expertise in planning, developing, and managing major…

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