The Enterprise and Skills Review published its Phase 1 Report on 25 October 2016. This is now available to view on here.
Following the First Minister’s announcement on 25 May, the Cabinet Secretary for the Economy, Jobs and Fair Work, Keith Brown, has established his review of the enterprise and skills support provided by Scotland’s economic development and skills agencies. The aim of the review is to ensure that our businesses, workforce, training providers, colleges and universities and young people all receive the joined-up support they need.
The enterprise and skills agencies – Scottish Enterprise, Highlands and Islands Enterprise, Skills Development Scotland and the Scottish Funding Council – play an important role in delivering our economic strategy, supporting economic development in Scotland and enabling every individual to achieve their potential. Building on their good work in the context of the opportunities and challenges ahead, the review will take a fresh look at how we maximise individual and collective impact and effectiveness in transforming productivity, driving a step change in the performance of our economy, and delivering strong, vibrant and inclusive growth at scale.
CONTENT UPDATE 23 February 2017
If you are looking for Professor Crerar's report on the options for a new statutory board for our enterprise and skills agencies you can find it on our new beta site: Enterprise and skills review - report by Prof Crerar