Scotland's Economy

  • Response to latest trade statistics

    7th July 2021 by

    The latest HMRC Regional Trade Statistics further demonstrate the combined impact of COVID-19 and Brexit on Scotland’s trade. However, I am pleased to see that while exports from Scotland’s onshore economy are down 5% over the past year, this compares favourably with a reduction across the rest of the UK of 14%, demonstrating the work done…

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  • This week: 21/12/2018

    21st December 2018 by

    £2m to assist Glasgow’s fire recovery Around £1.85 million of the Scottish Government’s Fire Recovery Fund is to be used by Glasgow City Council to provide business rates relief and support business recovery. Every business in the immediate fire cordon area and eligible businesses in the wider Sauchiehall Street area will receive 100% business rates…

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  • Commonwealth Games Economic Legacy

    22nd July 2014 by

    I am delighted to have the opportunity to welcome business leaders from around the Commonwealth to Glasgow ahead of what promises to be a phenomenal Games. The opportunity the Games bring and the significant economic legacy they are already delivering is something this government is determined to see Scotland make the most of.  And I…

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  • Scotland's economic recovery continues to strengthen

    15th January 2014 by

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  • Savings and Stabilisation Funds for Scotland

    2nd October 2013 by

    Today the Fiscal Commission Working Group has published its Savings and Stabilisation report, a report I welcome in its recommendation to establish both a stabilisation fund and a savings fund in an independent Scotland. Their work highlights the significant opportunities that Scotland’s oil and gas wealth presents and answers the key questions that have been…

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  • Rautomead

    18th January 2012 by

    John Swinney at RautomeadOn the day new statistics were published showing a rise in manufacturing exports, I visited Rautomead in Dundee – a great example of a Scottish firm that is performing well in international markets.

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