Scotland's Economy

  • Encouraging workers to get their vaccines

    2nd July 2021 by

    We know vaccination is key to moving forward from the pandemic and I am pleased to be working with Scotland’s business organisations to encourage businesses up and down the country to support their staff to attend their vaccine appointments. See our joint statement: “The COVID-19 vaccine is a vital step in Scotland’s progress towards a…

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  • Consumer Scotland Bill

    7th June 2019 by

    Like everyone else, I spend money on buying things and I get frustrated when I feel the service or quality falls below the standard I expected. As the Minister responsible for consumer policy, I recognise this can have consequences for whole groups of people and negatively impact individual lives in serious and long-lasting ways. The…

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  • Rates reform progress

    22nd February 2019 by

    Implementation of Barclay Review moves to next stage. Businesses have given their views to help shape a bill to implement changes to the rates system. The Non Domestic Rates (Scotland) Bill which supports growth, increases fairness and streamlines administration will be introduced to Parliament before Easter. An independent analysis report of consultation responses, along with…

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  • This Week: 28/12/2018

    28th December 2018 by

    Priorities for 2019 Finance and Economy Secretary Derek Mackay has set out his priorities for 2019 in an article in The Herald. Read more Improving ferry access Further accessibility improvements will be made on Scotland’s ferries following the fourth round of awards from the Ferries Accessibility Fund. Almost £80,000 is being awarded to Serco NorthLink…

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  • This week 9/11/18

    9th November 2018 by

    Living Wage Week kicks off Scotland’s new Living Wage was announced as £9 per hour.  The First Minister visited Lady Haig’s Poppy Factory to mark the start of Living Wage Week, 5-9 November.   Read more here.           Apprenticeship Conference Skills Development Scotland delivered Scotland’s first Apprenticeship Conference as part of…

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  • Scotland’s economy bounces back

    5th July 2017 by

    Today’s GDP figures show that the Scottish economy has bounced back. These figures are very welcome. After a weak final quarter at the end of 2016, our economy has grown 0.8% in the first quarter of 2017 compared to 0.2% for the UK as a whole. Expansion in the manufacturing sector, among others, has helped…

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  • Glasgow economy

    9th September 2013 by

    Manish Chande, Senior Partner of Mountgrange Glasgow is and always has been one of Britain’s great cities. It makes a huge contribution to the Scottish economy with annual output around the £16 Billion mark providing jobs for almost 600,000 people. Many of those jobs are in the service sector in the areas of finance, tourism,…

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