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  1. Improving our Understanding of Child Poverty in Rural and Island Scotland

    Building on the "Poverty in rural Scotland: evidence review" (December 2021), SRUC were commissioned to undertake the research project, “Improving our understanding of child poverty in rural and island Scotland”.

  2. Creating a wellbeing economy

    Measuring economic, social and environmental prosperity.

  3. Wellbeing economy monitor

    The monitor brings together a range of indicators to provide a baseline for assessing progress towards the development of a wellbeing economy in Scotland.

  4. Women in Scottish fisheries: literature review

    Findings from a review of research literature, case studies and examples of good practice from Scotland and beyond, alongside existing government strategies, to provide insights into challenges and opportunities presented for women in Scottish fishing.

  5. Council Tax Collection Statistics, 2021-22

    A National Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  6. Local Government 2021-22 Provisional Outturn and 2022-23 Budget Estimates

    An Official Statistics Publication.

  7. Council Tax Reduction supports over 450,000 households

    An Official Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  8. Cost of living top of the agenda for Finance Ministers

    Finance Interministerial Standing Committee.

  9. Independence in the modern world. Wealthier, happier, fairer: why not Scotland? - summary

    This summary paper sets out a detailed analysis of the UK’s performance across a range of economic and social indicators relative to that of ten European countries. It is the first in the 'Building a new Scotland' series, focusing on independence.

  10. Independence in the modern world. Wealthier, happier, fairer: why not Scotland?

    This paper sets out a detailed analysis of the UK’s performance across a range of economic and social indicators relative to that of ten European countries. It is the first in the 'Building a new Scotland' series, focusing on independence.

  11. Delivering Scotland’s trading aims

    Revitalised Trade Board membership.

  12. Economic recovery should be national endeavour

    First Minister urges businesses to support new ways of working.

  13. Enterprise and Skills Strategic Board: key achievements and lessons

    This publication covers the key achievements of the Enterprise and Skills Strategic Board (ESSB) and their lessons for enhancing delivery. This will help inform the National Strategic for Economic Transformation (NSET) Delivery Board.

  14. Marine Fund Scotland 2022-23: general guidance notes

    General guidance notes for prospective applicants to the Marine Fund Scotland 2022-23, including information on who can apply and how to apply.

  15. Delivery Assurance Group Progress Report: Quarter 3 2021-2022

    Report summarising what has been achieved for customers against Scottish Water's Delivery Plan for the 2021 to 2027 period during the third quarter of 2021 to 2022

  16. GDP increases by 1% in first quarter of 2022

    Latest statistics demonstrate the resilience of the economy.

  17. Economy grows 1.0% in the first quarter of 2022

    A National Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  18. Resource Spending Review

    Plans to invest in Scotland’s future.

  19. Scotland's Fiscal Outlook: The Scottish Government's Medium-Term Financial Strategy

    This is the fifth Medium-Term Financial Strategy (MTFS) published by the Scottish Government and provides the context for the Scottish Budget and the Scottish Parliament. This context will also frame the Resource Spending Review.

  20. Electronic purchasing card: user guide for budget centre liaison officers, business managers and business partners

    Guidance for budget centre liaison officers, business managers and business partners on the Scottish Government's electronic purchasing card (ePC).

  21. Delivering Scotland's circular economy - proposed Circular Economy Bill: consultation

    This consultation seeks views on our proposals for legislation to develop Scotland’s circular economy. The consultation sets out a number of areas in which we are seeking views on whether to take powers within a new Circular Economy Bill.

  22. Setting spending priorities for a stronger Scotland

    Resource Spending Review to be published.

  23. Reassurance needed on long term cost of living pressures

    Finance Secretary responds to Chancellor’s statement.

  24. Moveable Transactions (Scotland) Bill: fairer Scotland duty summary

    Assessment of the consideration carried out under the Fairer Scotland Duty in relation to the Moveable Transactions (Scotland) Bill.

  25. Moveable Transactions (Scotland) Bill: child rights and wellbeing impact assessment - stage 1 screening

    This report evidences the consideration that has been given to the impact the Moveable Transactions (Scotland) Bill will have on children and young people.

  26. Moveable Transactions (Scotland) Bill: business and regulatory impact assessment

    The business and regulatory impact assessment (BRIA) considers the impact of the Moveable Transactions (Scotland) Bill.

  27. Moveable Transactions (Scotland) Bill: equality impact assessment

    Details of the equality assessment (EQIA) carried out in relation to the Moveable Transactions (Scotland) Bill.

  28. Urgent action needed on cost of living

    Calls for £30 billion support package.

  29. Review of the Land Rights and Responsibilities Statement: analysis of consultation responses

    A report on the analysis of the responses to the consultation on the Review of the Land Rights and Responsibilities Statement.

  30. Economic delivery board announced

    Experts to implement the National Strategy for Economic Transformation.

  31. State of the economy: May 2022

    This report summarises recent developments in the global and Scottish economy and provides an analysis of the performance of, and outlook for, the Scottish economy.

  32. Tackling inequalities through economic recovery

    Centre of Expertise in Equality and Human Rights established.

  33. Expanding Scotland’s talent pool

    Attracting skilled workers from the rest of the UK.

  34. Monthly GDP Estimates for February

    An experimental statistics publication for Scotland.

  35. Building a tech nation

    Investment can help create more high quality start-ups. 

  36. EU replacement funding £151 million less in first year

    Minister says Shared Prosperity Fund ‘undermines devolution’ and ‘fails communities’.

  37. New US Trade and Investment Envoys

    Extending international business links.

  38. Regenerating the future of Scotland’s town centres

    Framework to deliver changes published.

  39. Improving lives through employment support

    Further funding to provide a route out of poverty.

  40. Boosting broadband access

    Five more companies to support future proofed broadband.

  41. Vision for Trade annual report

    A responsible approach to global markets.

  42. Embedding entrepreneurialism

    Industry roundtable to focus on delivering economic ambitions.

  43. Green Freeports prospectus published

    Applicants must meet fair work and net zero ambitions.

  44. Supporting the retail sector

    Encouraging fair work and improving skills.

  45. Spring Statement fails to properly tackle soaring living costs

    Finance Secretary responds to UK Government plans.

  46. Monthly GDP Estimates for January

    An experimental statistics publication for Scotland

  47. Bold action needed to tackle cost of living

    Finance Secretary calls for immediate support.

  48. Growing tech exports

    Action plan published to identify new markets and opportunities.

  49. Urgent action needed to tackle cost of living

    Finance Secretary writes to Treasury ahead of Spring Statement.

  50. International travel restrictions end

    Concerns over lack of border control measures.

  51. Investing in Scotland’s new green workforce

    Economic strategy prioritises collaboration to ensure skills for the future.

  52. Monthly economic brief: February 2022

    The monthly economic brief provides a summary of latest key economic statistics, forecasts and analysis on the Scottish economy.

  53. Scotland’s National Strategy for Economic Transformation

    Over 70 actions across five key themes published.

  54. Scotland's National Strategy for Economic Transformation

    The Strategy sets out the priorities for Scotland’s economy as well as the actions needed to maximise the opportunities of the next decade to achieve our vision of a wellbeing economy.

  55. Delivering economic transformation

    New panel to attract key international investment to Scotland.

  56. Ambitious plans to transform Scotland’s economy

    Economy Secretary says the next decade is decisive for Scotland’s economy.

  57. Investing in sustainable green finances

    Taskforce to create world leading green financial industry.  

  58. Monthly GDP Estimates for December

    An experimental statistics publication for Scotland.

  59. COVID Economic Recovery Fund

    New support package ahead of Strategic Framework Update.

  60. Pre-pandemic wealth inequality remained high

    Official Statistics published

  61. Deal agreed to establish Green Freeports

    Scottish and UK Government reach agreement.

  62. Monthly economic brief: January 2022

    The monthly economic brief provides a summary of latest key economic statistics, forecasts and analysis on the Scottish economy.

  63. Encouraging signs for economic recovery

    GDP estimates signal return to pre-pandemic levels.

  64. Monthly GDP Estimates for November

    An experimental statistics publication for Scotland.

  65. Monthly GDP estimates for October 2021

    An experimental statistics publication for Scotland.

  66. New television studio to grow sector

    Kelvin Hall will host major TV broadcasters and production companies.

  67. Monthly GDP estimates for September

    An experimental statistics publication for Scotland

  68. Progress for Scotland’s National Investment Bank

    Delivering key investment in the economy.

  69. Countries taken off the red list

    Vaccinated traveller policy also expanded.

  70. International travel testing updated

    Scotland to align with UK testing regime.

  71. Building Scotland’s prosperity

    Programme for Government focuses on economic transformation.

  72. Backing for staff facing abuse

    Wearing of face coverings vital to limit COVID-19 spread.

  73. Supporting workers beyond the pandemic

    Working with trades unions to ensure fair recovery and just transition.

  74. Export statistics: Scotland's Global Connections survey - guidance

    Guidance notes for businesses completing the Scottish Global Connections survey due out later this year.

  75. Delivering economic transformation

    Leading experts appointed to new Advisory Council.  

  76. Answers needed on UK’s replacement for EU funds

    Urgent clarity required

  77. New fund opens for island communities

    Delivering a green economic recovery.

  78. New Year's Day trading for large retailers: consultation

    Large retail businesses are currently able to open on New Year’s Day. This consultation is being held to seek the views of shop workers, retail businesses and others on whether the current law should change so that large retail businesses must close on New Year’s Day.

  79. Supporting people to get online

    Over £26 million to close the digital divide.

  80. Investment to support legal aid traineeships

    Cash will strengthen vital sector during COVID recovery.

  81. Transforming Scotland’s economy

    Building a sustainable recovery that protects and creates jobs. 

  82. Export statistics: Global connections survey - countries by region

    List of countries by region for the Scottish global connections survey to accompany the guidance notes.

  83. New plan for Social Enterprises

    Additional investment of more than £5 million.

  84. Monthly GDP Estimates for January

    An Experimental Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  85. Helping communities recover from the pandemic

    Commitment to tackle inequality.

  86. Helping young people succeed

    Supporting the future workforce.  

  87. More than 500 new jobs announced

    £78 million investment for global research hub in Scotland.

  88. Targeted support for cities and regions

    Kick-starting economic recovery after COVID-19.

  89. Creating an inclusive digital world

    Geography, background or ability should not be a barrier to getting online.

  90. New scheme to increase connectivity unveiled

    Wider roll-out of 4G and 5G technology.

  91. Employers back the Young Person’s Guarantee

    Growing number pledge their support.

  92. Financing Scotland's recovery: analysis

    The Cabinet Secretary for Economy, Fair Work and Culture has been working closely with the banks in Scotland since the start of the COVID-19 crisis to better understand how we can facilitate economic recovery.

  93. Prioritising jobs and skills

    Driving Scotland’s economic recovery.

  94. £33 billion investment in Scotland’s future

    Supporting 45,000 jobs.

  95. Infrastructure investment plan 2021-2022 to 2025-2026 - draft: consultation analysis

    Independent analysis of consultation responses to the Scottish Government's Draft Infrastructure Investment Plan 2021-22 to 2025-26. The consultation ran from 24 September 2020 to 19 November 2020.

  96. Investing for jobs: Capital Spending Review 2021-2022 to 2025-2026

    The Capital Spending Review sets out our capital allocations for the financial years 2021-2022 to 2025-2026 which underpins the five-year Infrastructure Investment Plan published alongside it.

  97. A National Mission with Local Impact: Infrastructure Investment Plan for Scotland 2021-22 to 2025-26

    The Infrastructure Investment Plan outlines a coherent, and strategic approach to delivering our National Infrastructure Mission. The Plan demonstrates the vital role infrastructure has to play in helping businesses and communities to adapt and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.

  98. Scotland’s ‘Brexit disaster’

    Problems for Scottish companies ‘multiplying’ in first four weeks.

  99. Rebuilding the economy

    Investing in jobs and skills.

  100. Scottish Budget 2021-22

    Protecting Scotland’s recovery and renewal.

  101. Statistics News Release

    Monthly GDP Estimates for November.  

  102. Supporting the wedding sector

    Increased fund to go live this week.

  103. Helping vulnerable young people through COVID-19

    Almost £1 million to support people into work.

  104. More than £55 million paid in business support

    Payments made to firms from October to December 2020.  

  105. Revitalising the River Clyde

    Funded projects will create green jobs and benefit communities.

  106. Economic Recovery Implementation Plan: Scottish Government response to the Advisory Group on Economic Recovery

    The Scottish Government’s response to the Advisory Group on Economic Recovery report “Towards a Robust, Resilient Wellbeing Economy for Scotland: Report of the Advisory Group on Economic Recovery.”

  107. Economy grows 16% in the third quarter of 2020

    A National Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  108. Superfast broadband for homes and businesses in the North

    Contract signed for the £384 million R100 North of Scotland lot.

  109. Investing in islands infrastructure

    £49 million package for new Stornoway Deep Water Terminal. 

  110. £25 million apprenticeship support

    Creating opportunities for every young person in Scotland.

  111. Harnessing digital for economic recovery

    Accelerating digital adoption by small and medium-sized firms.

  112. Investing in Scotland’s future

    First Minister launches Scottish National Investment Bank.

  113. Call for £98 billion stimulus package

    Finance Secretary urges UK-wide support from Spending Review.

  114. Replacement for European Structural Funds

    Meeting Scotland’s distinctive needs and priorities.

  115. Monthly GDP Estimates for August

    An Experimental Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  116. Strengthening Cairn Gorm’s future

    £20.51 million to unlock mountain’s potential.

  117. Construction Recovery

    Responding to COVID-19.

  118. Scotland’s economy recovering but fragile

    State of the Economy report published.

  119. Rebuilding a fairer Scotland after COVID-19

    Expertise and experience wanted to help tackle poverty and inequality.

  120. Recovery and renewal on the Clyde

    Launch of £10 million fund.

  121. £24bn infrastructure plan will boost jobs

    Benefits to reach every corner of Scotland.

  122. COVID-19 spending reaches £6.5bn

    Autumn Budget Revision outlines latest funding allocations.

  123. Monthly GDP Estimates for July

    An Experimental Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  124. Helping high growth start-ups

    Creating jobs of the future.

  125. Impact of furlough

    Extension of scheme could save thousands of jobs.

  126. Economy contracts 19.4% in the second quarter of 2020

    A National Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  127. Concern over new Brexit law

    Internal Markets Bill threatens Scottish economy.

  128. Green Investment Portfolio launched

    Helping Scotland transition to a net-zero economy.

  129. Coronavirus recovery and renewal

    Programme for Government 2020-21.

  130. Scottish National Investment Bank missions: consultation

    Proposed missions for the Scottish National Investment Bank. It explains the Bank’s mission-oriented approach and why these are the right missions for the Bank to adopt. This document will be laid in the Scottish Parliament for consultation.

  131. Core missions for Investment Bank

    New body to drive economic recovery.

  132. Growth in Scotland’s revenues

    Tax receipts and deficit affected by pandemic.

  133. Monthly GDP Estimates for June

    An Experimental Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  134. Creating opportunities after COVID-19

    Funding for digital and workforce training.

  135. Rebuilding better

    Actions for economic recovery from COVID-19.

  136. GDP Quarterly National Accounts for 2020 Quarter 1

    A National Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  137. Funding to support economic recovery

    £2.1 million for South of Scotland projects. 

  138. £50 million for islands

    Funding for final growth deal.

  139. £50 million for Falkirk

    Funding for regional deal.

  140. Monthly GDP Estimates for May

    An Experimental Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  141. £100 million for employment support and training

    Focussing on support for youth jobs.

  142. Safe re-opening of small businesses

    Guidance published to help recovery of vital sector.

  143. Support for coastal communities

    £9.7 million of Scottish Crown Estate revenue to be distributed. 

  144. Action to help home buyers

    Tax changes will be introduced next week.

  145. High street shops re-open

    Shoppers encouraged to safely support local businesses.

  146. Working towards economic recovery

    Advisory Group report published.

  147. Towards a Robust, Resilient Wellbeing Economy for Scotland: Report of the Advisory Group on Economic Recovery

    Report from the independent Advisory Group established by the Scottish Government to advise on Scotland’s economic recovery in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  148. Economic output fell by 2.5% in 2020 Quarter 1

    A National Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  149. Return to Work package launched

    Initiative will see £230 million invested in a range of projects.

  150. Support for tourism industry

    Sector prepares for return to business.

  151. Scale of economic challenge highlighted

    Gradual recovery from COVID-19 crisis expected.

  152. More than £100 million awarded to Scottish businesses

    Small B&Bs now covered by support scheme.

  153. Additional quota for inshore fishing

    Up to £2 million of potential new opportunities to help fleet. 

  154. Building a future for manufacturing

    Increased investment in new national centre.

  155. Sector guidance for easing lockdown

    Support to work safely.

  156. Help for businesses

    Additional £40 million of support for key sectors.

  157. £100m funds to help business

    Applications open for lifeline support schemes.

  158. Call for accelerated business support

    UK Government urged to fill gaps in funding schemes.

  159. Advisory Group on Economic Recovery

    Independent expert advice to guide economic response to COVID-19.

  160. Tenants to be given extra protection

    Emergency Scottish legislation in response to coronavirus.

  161. Supporting suppliers during coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

    Economy Secretary announces help for companies.

  162. Consumers asked to shop considerately

    Behaviour fuelling perception of food shortages.

  163. £2.2 billion for business

    Providing support during economic emergency.

  164. £320 million package of support for businesses

    Immediate action in response to COVID-19.

  165. Joint working needed on funding for coronavirus response

    Finance Secretary responds to UK Budget.

  166. Tourism drive

    Funding to develop tourism in North Ayrshire.

  167. UK Budget must deliver on promises

    Finance Secretary writes to Chancellor.

  168. Monthly economic brief: 2016 to 2020

    Monthly summary of key economic events, data, surveys, trends and forecasts for the UK and Scottish economies.

  169. ‘Reckless’ approach to US trade talks

    Proposed deal damaging for Scotland.

  170. UK mandate will hit Scotland’s economy

    EU talks plan sets “extraordinarily low bar.”

  171. Better mobile coverage for rural areas

    4G programme delivers first mast.

  172. Meeting the costs of Brexit

    Rural Economy at risk.

  173. Brexit impact on Scotland’s economy

    State of the economy report published.

  174. Better access to learning

    Digital hubs launched across South of Scotland.

  175. Scottish Budget 2020-21

    Tackling the climate emergency and protecting public services.

  176. Economic growth confirmed at 0.3% in 2019 Quarter 3

    A National Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  177. Scottish exports increase

    Figures show growing value of European market.

  178. Scotland's census 2021: equality impact assessment

    This version has been superseded by version 3 published in September 2020 at https://www.gov.scot/publications/scotlands-census-2022-equality-impact-assessment-results-v3-0/.

  179. Fintech cluster wins European recognition

    Accreditation award is the first in the UK.

  180. Health and wellbeing as fundamental as GDP

    Wellbeing focus needed to deal with challenges of our time.

  181. Refreshed plan for economic growth

    New website among range of actions.

  182. Boosting Scotland's exports

    First Minister stresses importance of international links.

  183. Protecting Scotland’s standards for trade

    Any new trade deals must avoid ‘race to the bottom’.

  184. £100m milestone for Building Scotland Fund

    Paving the way for the Scottish National Investment Bank.

  185. Funding for growth in Dumfries and Galloway

    £500k to regenerate local economy.

  186. Economy of the Clyde

    Initiative to maximise river’s potential.

  187. Transforming digital connectivity

    Delivery of full fibre broadband.

  188. Interim CEO appointed for South of Scotland Enterprise

    Nick Halfhide due to take up role on 3rd Feb.

  189. Regenerating Scotland’s Communities

    Fund supporting projects to create new jobs.

  190. Economy grows by 0.3%

    Brexit uncertainty continues to affect economy.

  191. Economy grows 0.3% in the third quarter of 2019

    A National Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  192. Timing of Scottish Budget 2020-21

    Scottish Budget to be published post-Christmas.

  193. Labour productivity up 1.3% over the year

    An Official Statistics publication for Scotland.

  194. Campbeltown economic summit

    Future employment opportunities to be discussed.

  195. Immigration policy and demographic change in Scotland: learning from Australia, Canada and continental Europe

    Report by the independent, Expert Advisory Group on Migration and Population situates Scotland's demographic circumstance in a wider context and looks at various international examples of immigration systems that have been designed to offset demographic challenges and other related shortages.

  196. Scottish-Irish joint review

    Work to look at collaboration in key policy areas.

  197. Support for food and drink sector

    Funding to support regional projects.

  198. Brexit deal impact study

    Exit agreement predicted to hit Scottish economy. 

  199. Landmark agreement to boost repopulation

    Councils across the Highlands and Islands back Scottish Government policy.

  200. Short-term lets

    Consultation responses back regulation.

  201. Convention of the Highlands and Islands

    Global climate emergency and repopulation on the agenda.

  202. More staff at Ferguson Marine

    Recruitment under way as work progresses on ferries.

  203. Brexit impact on red meat sector

    Export costs to increase.

  204. Green economy ambition

    Scottish National Investment Bank progress.

  205. Investment in space technology

    Funding to create more than 260 new jobs.

  206. Brexit uncertainty impacting the economy

    Economic output contracts.

  207. Economy contracts 0.3% in the second quarter of 2019

    A National Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  208. Supporting Scotland’s tourism industry

    Commitment to work with sector to tackle challenges.

  209. Europe buys 50% of Scottish goods

    Scotland’s total goods exports rise by 14.5%. 

  210. UK spending round fails to provide certainty

    Additional funding doesn’t mitigate impact of austerity. 

  211. Clarity on growth deal funding

    Call for UK Government to set out Scotland’s share of investment.

  212. Ferguson Marine

    Shipyard to be taken into public control.

  213. GDP and Quarterly National Accounts for 2019 Quarter 1

    A National Statistics publication for Scotland.

  214. £65 million investment in Moray economy

    Funding for regional growth deal.

  215. Driving a circular economy

    Social and economic benefits of Deposit Return.

  216. Economy remains resilient despite UK's EU Exit uncertainty

    State of the Economy report published.

  217. Scotland’s economy grows 0.5% in 2019 Quarter 1

    A National Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  218. Ninth quarter of continued economic growth

    Manufacturing and construction help grow the economy.

  219. South of Scotland enterprise investments

    Planetarium and activity centre created in economic regeneration plan.

  220. Economy growth through exports

    Plan to increase the value of exports by 2029.

  221. Scottish retail sales grow by 1.2% in 2019 Quarter 1

    A National Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  222. GDP and Quarterly National Accounts for 2018 Quarter 4

    A National Statistics publication for Scotland.

  223. Year-on year figures show 5% increase in Scottish bankruptcies

    Provisional figures for 2018-19 released by Accountant in Bankruptcy.

  224. Scottish Insolvency Statistics: January to March 2019 (2018-19 Quarter 4)

    An Official Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  225. Research and development spending up

    Scottish funding at record high levels.

  226. Shortage occupation list 2018: call for evidence - our response

    Our response to the UK Migration Advisory Committee call for evidence on the shortage occupation list.

  227. Scotland’s economy grows 0.3% in 2018 Quarter 4

    A National Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  228. Eighth quarter of continued economic growth

    Construction and the services sector boost the economy.

  229. £85 million for Borderlands

    Funding for cross border growth deal.

  230. Growing Scotland’s export performance

    New members appointed to the Trade Board.

  231. City centre investment for Glasgow

    £12m agreed for regeneration project.

  232. New Modern Apprentice target

    Increased work-based learning opportunities across Scotland.  

  233. Scottish Apprenticeship Week

    Nationwide apprentice network to inspire next generation.  

  234. Supporting graduates

    Over 1,300 Graduate Apprenticeship places for 2019/20.

  235. Establishment of national Bank takes step forward

    Scottish National Investment Bank Bill published.

  236. Non-domestic rates reform: analysis of responses to consultation on Barclay implementation

    Analysis of responses to our consultation on accepted recommendations requiring legislation that came out of the Barclay Review of non-domestic rates. The consultation ran from 25 June until 17 September 2018.

  237. Barclay Implementation Advisory Group: final report

    Barclay Implementation Advisory Group was established to inform advice to Scottish Ministers in respect of the implementation detail of a number of the Barclay recommendations.

  238. Scottish Budget 2019-20

    MSPs back £42.5 billion budget.

  239. No-deal Brexit: economic implications for Scotland

    Illustration of the potential impact that a no-deal Brexit - leaving the EU on the 29th March 2019 without a transition period or agreement on any future trade deal and wider economic relationship - could have on the Scottish economy over the next 12-24 months.

  240. Calls for EU nationals to stay in Scotland

    First Minister: UK Brexit deal is ‘self-defeating.’

  241. Strengthening ties with France

    Trade links highlighted during Paris visit.  

  242. UK Government must immediately rule out ‘no deal’ Brexit

    Scottish Government stepping up ‘no deal’ preparations.

  243. State of the Economy report

    Brexit uncertainty impacting Scotland’s economy.

  244. Infrastructure Commission appointed

    Group to look at 30 year strategy for Scotland’s infrastructure needs.

  245. Promoting Scottish business abroad

    Engagement with corporate leaders in North America.

  246. Funding for food industry

    £6 million awarded to local food processors.

  247. Scotland - Canada collaboration

    World-leading expertise uniting to support social enterprise.

  248. Budget agreement

    Deal reached with Green Party.

  249. International exports continue to rise

    Majority of growth in exports to EU countries.

  250. Scottish retail sales grow by 0.6% in 2018 Quarter 4

    A National Statistics publication for Scotland.

  251. Scotland’s exports increase

    A National Statistics publication for Scotland.

  252. GDP Quarterly National Accounts for 2018 Quarter 3

    A National Statistics publication for Scotland.

  253. Businesses concerned about Brexit

    Risks of higher consumer prices, loss of labour and EU funding.

  254. 3,450 new homes for West Lothian

    Package of support including a Building Scotland Fund £26.8m loan.

  255. Helping businesses grow and thrive

    Additional £100m to be provided through the Scottish Growth Scheme.

  256. Boost for Tay cities region

    £50m for new transport and industry projects.  

  257. Scottish Cabinet papers released

    Files from 2003 now open to public.

  258. Scottish economy continues to grow

    Statistics show record business investment in research and development.

  259. Scotland’s economy grows 0.3% in 2018 Quarter 3

    A National Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  260. Business Enterprise Research and Development 2017

    A National Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  261. Calls to protect EU citizens

    First Minister urges UK Government to scrap settlement scheme fees.

  262. Fisheries Bill

    Scotland must have say in determining quota and effort limits.

  263. Brexit deal uncertainty

    EU trade and agreements worth £16.4 billion to Scotland.

  264. Devolved power curb ’should be repealed’

    UK confirms ‘significant progress’ agreeing frameworks with devolved administrations.

  265. Labour Productivity Statistics, 2018 Quarter 2

    An Official Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  266. Response to Michelin announcement

    Economy Secretary responds to announcement by Michelin on the closure of their Dundee site. 

  267. Investing in research and innovation

    £5 million to support links between academic research and industry.

  268. Helping businesses prepare for Brexit

    Online tool aimed at all companies.

  269. Innovation success

    Funding to support world leading research.

  270. GSK invests in Montrose

    First Minister opens £54 million building.

  271. New blueprint for Scotland's rural economy: recommendations to Scottish Ministers

    The National Council of Rural Advisers' report detailing their final recommendations to Scottish Ministers.

  272. Cupar Digital Improvement Pilot

    Innovative approach will trial and showcase a potential model for smaller town use.

  273. Scottish growth pulls ahead of the UK

    GDP rise outstrips official forecast in second quarter of 2018.

  274. £4.8 million for R&D in Prestwick

    Supporting growth in aerospace technology.

  275. Investing in Scotland’s Digital Future

    £6 million digital network launched.

  276. Labour Productivity Statistics, 2018 Quarter 1

    An Official Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  277. Public finances continue to improve

    Revenues increase as economy accelerates.  

  278. Government Expenditure & Revenue Scotland 2017-18

    A National Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  279. GDP Growth and Quarterly National Accounts Scotland, 2018 Q1

    A National Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  280. Early loans for farmers being made available

    Funding released to help mitigate impacts of adverse weather.

  281. Search for salmon

    New research to improve monitoring of wild salmon stocks.

  282. State of the Economy report

    Scottish economy continues to strengthen in 2018.

  283. Economy continues to strengthen

    Fifth consecutive quarter of growth.

  284. Scottish Annual Business Statistics 2016

    A National Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  285. Supporting Scottish salmon

    New initiative to improve health of wild salmon.

  286. Unprecedented’ record of foreign direct investment

    Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen in UK top 10 for attracting inward investment.

  287. EU markets access ‘essential’

    Research shows Brexit could be harmful to seafood industries’ trade.

  288. The consequence of UK choices on Scotland

    Finance Secretary calls on UK Government to change course on austerity, immigration and Brexit.

  289. £5 million additional funding for Stirling and Clackmannanshire

    City Region to receive £50.1 million in total from the Scottish Government.

  290. Scottish Shellfish Farm Production Survey 2017

    Publication of official statistics. 

  291. £90.2 million City Region Deal for Stirling and Clackmannanshire

    Economic growth plan announced.

  292. Support for coastal communities

    Fishing vessels and processing businesses to benefit from £6.9 million funding.

  293. Provisional sea fisheries statistics 2017

    A national statistics publication. 

  294. Employment at historic level

    Progress made in tackling the gender gap and youth employment.

  295. Employment level and rate (16+) in Scotland increased to the highest level on record

    An Official Statistics Publication for Scotland 

  296. Driving forward the rural economy

    Protecting rural Scotland from Brexit.

  297. Labour Productivity Statistics, 2017 Quarter 4

    An Official Statistics Publication for Scotland

  298. Quarterly National Accounts Scotland, 2017 Q4

    A National Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  299. £3 billion of new infrastructure built

    Investment includes road, rail and hospital

  300. Salmon and Sea Trout Fishery Statistics 2017 Season

    An Official Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  301. DNA breakthrough for wildlife crime

    Recovery of human DNA to help solve bird of prey offences.

  302. Technology and the labour market

    Impact of technological changes on Scottish jobs.

  303. Global campaign takes Scotland to the world

  304. New progressive tax system takes effect

    More than two thirds of taxpayers to pay less under new system.

  305. Fourth consecutive quarter of positive economic growth

    GDP grows 0.3% in 2017 Quarter 4

  306. Future of energy generation

    £33m investment by Aggreko in research and development.

  307. Gross Expenditure on Research and Development 2016

    A National Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  308. £200 million repaid through Debt Arrangement Scheme

    Business Minister announces revisions to widen appeal of pioneering scheme.

  309. Jobs announcement for Glasgow

    200 new posts this year at recruitment firm.

  310. Council Tax reduction for around half a million Scots

    An Official Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  311. A publicly-owned investment bank for Scotland

    Plans take shape as recommendations published.

  312. Scotland’s devolved employment services

    Work First Scotland and Work Able Scotland, 2017, Quarters 1, 2 and 3.

  313. Parliament backs migration powers

    Cross-party support for tailored policy for Scotland.

  314. Scottish Income Tax

    Reforms benefit lowest earning taxpayers.

  315. Funding to support marine economy

    More than £4.8 million shared between businesses.

  316. Labour Productivity Statistics, 2017 Quarter 3

    An Official Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  317. A tailored migration system for Scotland

    “Overwhelming case” for Scotland-specific system.

  318. Quarterly National Accounts Scotland, 2017 Q3

    A National Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  319. Brexit and rural Scotland

    EU migrant workforce is ‘essential’.

  320. Budget stage 1

    NHS, economy and the low paid to benefit

  321. Scottish retail sales flat in 2017 Quarter 4

    A National Statistics Publication for Scotland

  322. Labour market statistics

    2,662,000 people in employment.

  323. Scottish Insolvency Statistics: October to December 2017 (2017-18 Quarter 3)

    An Official Statistics Publication for Scotland

  324. Don’t hold us back

    Environment Secretary challenges UK Government over deposit return.

  325. State of the Economy report

    2018 a pivotal year for growth.

  326. £10m boost for South of Scotland

    Partnership and funding announcement

  327. Scotland’s economy continues to grow

    GDP grew by 0.2% in the third quarter of 2017.

  328. Keeping Scotland in Europe

    "Next few months are a window of opportunity" says First Minister.

  329. Forecasting coastal erosion

    Research to map the effects of climate change.

  330. EEA workers vital to economy

    New report finds seafood processing sector reliant on non-UK workers.

  331. Hogmanay haggis for Canadian Scots

    Seven tonnes exported.

  332. A budget for business

    Spending on the economy to increase by 64%.

  333. Budget: Local Government funding settlement

    Public services protected despite cuts to Scotland’s block grant.

  334. Budget sets out economic growth package

    Economic expansion at centre of spending plans.

  335. Scotland’s Budget

    Investing in the NHS, protecting low earners, backing Scotland’s economy.

  336. Labour market statistics

    2,653,000 people in employment.

  337. Challenging outcome for fisheries

    £440 million deal at annual negotiations.

  338. Scotland’s Carbon Footprint: 1998-2014

    An Official Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  339. Championing fishing interests

    Rural Economy Secretary sets out priorities for annual negotiations.

  340. Building Scotland’s future

    Budget will prioritise growth and innovation.

  341. Funding for seafood sector

    Jobs to be created through investment. 

  342. Decommissioning fund awards

    £1.1 million to applicants in first round of funding.

  343. Enterprise and Skills Board revealed

    Members will maximise benefits of public investment.

  344. Grow the economy by protecting natural capital

    First Minister outlines commitment at conference.

  345. Budget falls short for Scotland

    Finance Secretary responds to UK Government financial plans.

  346. UK budget must meet Scottish budget tests

    Call for measures to offset Brexit threat.

  347. Space technology saving lives

    Clean water for Pakistan.

  348. State of Economy report

    Strong jobs market drives pick-up in growth.

  349. Brexit negotiations

    Clarity needed on withdrawal from EU.

  350. Green community ambitions

    Up to £400,000 to boost the environment.

  351. Scottish Businesses at Record High

    Start-ups sector is “thriving”.

  352. Businesses in Scotland 2017

    A National Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  353. Benefits of migration

    EU workers’ positive contribution to economy.

  354. Quarterly National Accounts Scotland 2017, Q2

    A National Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  355. Living wage rises to £8.75

    New rate will benefit thousands of people.

  356. A discussion on the role of income tax

    New approaches to taxation published.

  357. Growing up in Scotland

    Research highlights barriers mothers face to paid work.

  358. More choice for communities

    Landmark agreement with COSLA reached.

  359. Scottish Insolvency Statistics: July to September 2017 (2017-18 Quarter 2)

    An Official Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  360. Fracking debate

    Scottish Parliament endorses ban.

  361. £10.5m investment in life sciences

    Biospyder and Acadian seek new opportunities in Scotland.

  362. Trade links with Canada must be protected after Brexit

    Business needs certainty over trade agreements.

  363. Regional trade statistics

    47% of exports are to EU.

  364. Queensferry Crossing serves up early business boost

    Economy Secretary meets Fife businesses.

  365. Youth employment target met four years ahead of schedule

    Pledge to step up efforts to build on progress.

  366. Beyond city deals

    Next steps for city region deals outlined.

  367. Air departure tax

    Highland and Islands exemption must be protected.

  368. Scottish economy grows 0.1% in 2017 Quarter 2

    A National Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  369. Scotland's economy continues to grow

    GDP grows by 0.1% over second quarter of 2017.

  370. North east technology centre

    Aberdeen innovation facility unveiled.

  371. Lowest underspend since devolution

    Accounts given clean bill of health for twelfth year running.

  372. Rise in renewable electricity

    On track for record year of generation.

  373. Social security agency

    FM confirms locations in Dundee and Glasgow.

  374. Income tax plans

    Parties invited to share proposals.

  375. Labour Market Stats

    Employment at record high, unemployment at joint record low.

  376. Oil and gas production rises

    Increase of 2.9% during 2016-17.

  377. Oil and Gas Production Statistics, 2016-17

    An Official Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  378. Barclay review of non-domestic tax rates: ministerial response

    Finance Secretary Derek Mackay addresses Scottish Parliament regarding his plans to act on the recommendations of the Barclay review.

  379. Support for Scottish businesses abroad

    First Minister outlines government backing to increase exports.

  380. Flexible Workforce Development Fund

    £10 million to deliver in-work training.

  381. Council of Economic Advisers: building our industrial strategy

    Submission by the Council of Economic Advisers, regarding institutions to support patient capital and economic development, to the UK Government consultation on industrial strategy

  382. A future in food

    Funding for food and drink careers education in schools.

  383. Bold plan to shape Scotland

    Embracing the future and advancing our economy.

  384. Supporting the rural economy

    Economic benefits of new food and animal health research.

  385. Strategic Research Programme 2011-2016: economic impact

    Assessment of the economic impacts generated by the Rural and Environment Science and Analytical Services Division's research programme.

  386. Women in enterprise: framework and action plan

    Refreshed action framework to promote female entrepreneurs, focusing on mentoring, networking, role models, finance and support.

  387. Youth participation rises

    Greater proportion of 16-19 year olds in education, training or work.

  388. Improving employment support

    £2.5 million for 13 projects across Scotland.

  389. GERS figures published

    Scotland’s fiscal position improves and tax revenue grows.

  390. Government Expenditure and Revenue Scotland 2016-2017

    National Statistics publication estimating the contribution of revenue raised in Scotland towards goods and services provided in Scotland.

  391. Non-domestic tax rates review: Barclay report

    Report of the external Barclay review into tax rates for non-domestic properties, with recommendations for rates system reform.

  392. Barclay Report on Business Rates Published

    Issued on behalf of the Barclay Review Group

  393. Collaborative economy: evidence analysis

    Analysis of responses to the call for evidence issued by the Scottish Expert Advisory Panel on the Collaborative Economy in April 2017.

  394. Record high in Scottish employment

    Unemployment and inactivity falls over the quarter.

  395. Funding boost for offshore wind

    £1.5 million investment announced to maximise production and reduce costs.

  396. Aberdeen harbour expansion

    Funding crucial for north east growth.

  397. Unemployment at record low

    Unemployment rate falls in Scotland, while employment rate rises.

  398. Clock ticking on capital deal

    Safeguarding investment in Edinburgh and South East Scotland.

  399. Increase in affordable housing

    Major investment delivering new homes.

  400. Scotland’s economy bounces back

    Oil and Gas stabilises as economy grows by 0.8%.

  401. Fisheries stocks on the rise

    Publication of scientific advice.

  402. UK Government/DUP deal

    Call for urgent meeting to discuss full implications of the funding agreement.

  403. Scottish aquaculture thriving

    Strengthening the sustainability of the industry.

  404. £1m boost for the young workforce

    Developing the Young Workforce launched in the islands, and nationwide scheme extended until 2021

  405. Strengthening Scotland’s economy

    South of Scotland agency leads wide-ranging business and skills review.

  406. Innovation in manufacturing

    £8.9m for Lightweight Manufacturing Centre.

  407. Help to get into work

    Fund to improve and align support services.

  408. Brexit threat to business funding

    SME support fund among projects affected.

  409. Unemployment rate matches lowest on record

    Rate at lowest level since before recession.

  410. Scotland’s economic performance

    Growth outlook remains positive.

  411. Ensuring students stay the course

    Raising attainment, improving retention at Scotland’s world class colleges. 

  412. £3.6m boost for Borders economy

    Hawick projects to create around 55 jobs

  413. Increase in modern apprenticeships

    On track for 30,000 by 2020 target.

  414. Widening access to justice

    Civil Litigation Bill introduced.

  415. Graduate apprenticeships expanded

    More opportunities for work-based learning.

  416. Strengthening inshore fisheries

    New pilots to boost coastal communities.

  417. Regional employment patterns in Scotland: statistics from the Annual Population Survey 2016

    Summary publication of results from the Annual Population Survey 2016, presenting analysis on the labour market, education and training.

  418. Annual Population Survey 2016: regional employment patterns in Scotland

    Summary of statistical results from the Annual Population Survey 2016, presenting analysis on the labour market, education and training.

  419. Record-breaking year for foreign direct investment

    Scotland retains top UK region status outside London for foreign direct investment.

  420. Living Wage

    800th Living Wage employer accredited.

  421. Labour Productivity Statistics, 2016 Quarter 4

    An Official Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  422. New chair for SNH

    Environment Secretary confirms appointment.

  423. £8.35 million to support urban regeneration in the heart of Glasgow

    New high quality office space and hundreds of jobs for the city centre

  424. Scallop conservation

    New protection measures.

  425. Europe 2020: Scottish national reform programme 2017

    A summary of the actions the Scottish Government has taken with partners in 2016 and 2017 in pursuit of the Europe 2020 Strategy.

  426. Building for the future

    £6.4 billion of infrastructure projects underway.

  427. Salmon and Sea Trout Fishery Statistics 2016 Season

    An Official Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  428. Scottish Monetary Institute: FOI release

    Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

  429. Building a sustainable social enterprise sector in Scotland: 2017-2020

    Action plan setting out the first steps in Scottish Government's social enterprise strategy, in particular pertaining to inclusive growth.

  430. Unemployment falls in Scotland

    Scottish rate lower than the UK’s.

  431. VisitScotland and TripAdvisor team up to put Scotland on world stage

  432. Scotland's food and drink exports secure £8.3m US contracts

    North America contracts for Scottish gin, seafood and cheese.

  433. Green jobs increase

    Employment in low carbon and renewables up by more than a third.

  434. Investing in Scotland's tourism sector

    FM welcomes announcement that Marriott International plans to open seven new hotels in Scotland.

  435. Jobs and investment central to future growth

    Growth slows after Brexit vote and North Sea challenges.

  436. Scottish economy contracts 0.2%

    A National Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  437. £4.9 million invested in Scotland

    New jobs created by US firm.

  438. Crown Estate Scotland

    Control of multi-million pound assets will benefit local communities.

  439. Strengthening business support

    Economy Secretary confirms new structure to boost productivity.

  440. Gross expenditure on research and development 2015

    A National Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  441. Enterprise and Skills Review: Economy Secretary's statement

    Economy Secretary Keith Brown updates Scottish Parliament on the progress of the enterprise and skills system review.

  442. Global giant invests in Scotland

    Hundreds of jobs for Glasgow as Genpact expands European base.

  443. Building links with Bavaria

    First Minister signs joint economic declaration.

  444. Support for low carbon rural energy innovations

    £10 million fund open for applications.

  445. Floating wind farms to the fore

    Pioneering technology to power almost 60,000 homes.

  446. Unemployment levels fall

    Record youth unemployment rates continue. 

  447. Life sciences in Scotland

    Industry focused on £8bn target.

  448. Boost for infrastructure

    Funding for new roads and land.

  449. £25 million for local regeneration

    Grants to support 29 community projects across country.

  450. Chancellor must respond to Scottish concerns

    UK Government must end austerity and protect public services

  451. German trading links strengthened

    Berlin innovation and investment hub will boost trade.

  452. Supporting urban regeneration

    Milestone for SPRUCE fund.

  453. Enterprise and Skills Review: report by Professor Lorne Crerar

    Report setting out options for the potential scope, structures and functions for a new statutory board for our enterprise and skills agencies.

  454. Boost for business with rates support

    Additional backing for more than 9500 premises.

  455. Support for business and the economy: Finance Secretary's statement

    Cabinet Secretary for Finance and the Constitution Derek Mackay MSP delivers a speech to Scottish Parliament.

  456. Scottish rate resolution: Finance Secretary's statement

    Cabinet Secretary for Finance and the Constitution Derek Mackay MSP delivers a speech on Scotland's income tax rates to Parliament.

  457. Investing in fisheries

    European funding to support sector.

  458. Budget boost for economy and public services

    Additional funding for Enterprise, policing and local government.

  459. Scottish retail sales fall 0.5 per cent

    A National Statistics Publication for Scotland

  460. Sealing the deal

    Inverness and Highland City Region Deal is signed.

  461. Investing in growth and public services

    Budget Bill introduced to Parliament.  

  462. Economic benefit of The Open

    £110 million benefit to Scotland from last year’s event at Royal Troon.

  463. International exports rise by £1 billion

    Membership of new Trade Board confirmed

  464. Debt solutions in Scotland hold steady

    Scots accessing statutory debt solutions show little movement, according to Accountant in Bankruptcy figures

  465. Scotland’s Exports Increase

    A National Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  466. Finance trilateral meeting

    UK Government must give greater clarity about budgets

  467. GDP statistics

    Cabinet Secretary for Economy, Jobs and Fair Work, Keith Brown, comments on GDP statistics.

  468. Scottish economy grows 0.2%

    A National Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  469. Support for cities

    City Region Deals boosting jobs and local economies.

  470. Huge progress on Scotland's biggest project

    A year in the life of building the Queensferry Crossing

  471. Investment In Scotland's Trunk Roads To Soar

  472. Draft Budget 2017-2018: parliamentary statement by Finance Secretary Derek Mackay

    Parliamentary statement by Finance Secretary Derek Mackay MSP upon the publication of the Draft Budget 2017-2018.

  473. Social enterprises 'will drive inclusive growth'

    Strategy to boost economy.

  474. Council Tax Reduction for around half a million households in Scotland

    An Official Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  475. Clarity sought over Jobcentre Plus closures

    Employability Minister requests further information from UK Government.

  476. Autumn Statement 2016: response from Scotland's Finance Secretary

    Cabinet Secretary for Finance and the Constitution Derek Mackay MSP responds to the UK Chancellor's Autumn 2016 Statement.

  477. Supporting and strengthening our island communities

    Minister for Transport and the Islands Humza Yousaf MSP delivers a speech about proper representation of Scotland's island communities.

  478. New employment support powers

    First contract under newly devolved powers.

  479. Backing for city deal

    UK Government should commit to City Region Deals.

  480. £250m Aberdeen City Region Deal.

    Signing completes agreement.

  481. Increased investment ‘essential’

    Finance Secretary calls for growth in wake of Brexit.

  482. Economic Summit

    Continued strong links with Europe.

  483. Scotland must remain in EU single market

    Keith Brown calls for parliamentary consensus over single market membership.

  484. National Economic Forum: October 2016

    Programme and supporting documents for the 17th National Economic Forum meeting that took place on 26 October 2016.

  485. Clarity on quotas

    Stability over quota allocations for fisheries industry.

  486. EU funds guaranteed

    Certainty for over £700m of farming, fishing and structural funds projects

  487. Support for apprenticeships

    Industry endorsement for 30,000 Modern Apprenticeship target.

  488. Council Tax Base up 1.5% in 2016

    An Official Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  489. Migrants vital to economy

    Workers contributing to Scotland's financial growth.

  490. Enterprise and Skills Review: report on Phase 1

    Outlines Scottish Ministers' decisions to achieve stronger governance across a coherent enterprise and skills system.

  491. Scottish farm census

    A National Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  492. Finance Ministers' Quadrilateral

    Devolved administrations meet the Chief Secretary to the Treasury.

  493. Business boost

    European funding for small and medium-sized enterprise.

  494. Fall in Scottish unemployment

    Latest statistics show encouraging signs for labour market.

  495. Council of Economic Advisers: annual report 2015-2016

    An overview of how the Council operates, and the areas they focused on from 2015 to 2016.

  496. Scotland gets low-carbon cosy

    More renewable heat than ever before.

  497. Institute of Directors annual convention 2016: First Minister's speech

    First Minister Nicola Sturgeon MSP delivers a speech to the Institute of Directors concerning Scotland's outlook following the EU referendum.

  498. A plan for Scotland: the Scottish Government's programme for Scotland 2016-2017

    The Scottish Government's Programme for Government 2016 to 2017 sets out the actions we will take in the forthcoming year and beyond.

  499. Enterprise and skills review

    Call for evidence.

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