Transforming the economy

  1. Priorities for Scotland

    Eradicating child poverty is First Minister’s central mission.

  2. A Changing Nation - how Scotland will thrive in a digital world: progress report 2021 – 2024

    A report summarising progress on the delivery of the commitments set out in Scotland’s digital strategy covering digital connectivity; digital skills; digital inclusion; digital ethics; supporting businesses to become digital businesses; and the reform of digital government services.

  3. Working together to realise Scotland’s economic potential

    First Minister to outline his ambitions for the economy.

  4. Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982 (Licensing of Short-term Lets) (Amendment) Order 2024: business and regulatory impact assessment

    Business and regulatory impact assessment for the 2024 Amendment Order providing a technical update to the Short-Term Lets licensing scheme. It includes provisions which have a practical effect on the operation of the scheme.

  5. Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982 (Licensing of Short-term Lets) (Amendment) Order 2024: impact assessments

    The Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982 (Licensing of Short-term Lets) Order 2022 requires local authorities to establish a short-term lets licensing scheme. The 2024 Order includes provisions which have a practical effect on the licensing scheme.

  6. First meeting of new Cabinet

    FM John Swinney chairs Cabinet before visits focused on jobs, NHS and transport.

  7. Aithris Bhliadhnail air Plana Nàiseanta nan Eilean 2023

    Gaelic version of the National Islands Plan annual report 2023

  8. Island investment

    Deputy First Minister welcomes completion of new £49 million Stornoway terminal.

  9. Lèirmheas air Plana Nàiseanta nan Eilean: Anailis air a' Cho-chomhairle

    Gaelic version of a report setting out the main findings of the public consultation carried out to inform a review of the National Islands Plan 2019.

  10. National Islands Plan review: consultation analysis

    The report sets out the main findings of the public consultation carried out to inform a review of the National Islands Plan 2019.

  11. Public procurement generated more than £13 billion in 2021-22

    Report demonstrates public sector purchasing power.

  12. National Islands Plan: annual report 2023

    The Islands (Scotland) Act 2018 requires that a report is presented to Parliament each year setting out the progress made towards delivery of the National Islands Plan. This report sets out progress made during the 2023 reporting year.

  13. Renewable electricity growth

    Figures show increased capacity.

  14. The Scottish Government Procurement Strategy April 2024 – March 2028

    The Scottish Government's procurement strategy describes how we plan to carry out our regulated procurements for the next four years.

  15. Social Security investment helping grow the economy

    Potential £300 million boost to Scottish GDP.

  16. Economic impact of spending on social security - Technical note

    This report provides an illustration of potential economic benefits from the Scottish Government's decision to increase social security expenditure.

  17. Agriculture and Rural Communities Bill

    Supporting sustainable farming and crofting.

  18. Monthly GDP Estimates for January

    An Official Statistics in Development publication for Scotland

  19. Community Right to Buy

    Review of powers of communities to acquire land or buildings.

  20. Rural and island community support

    Spring Budget needs to invest in environment and food production.

  21. Fair Work Convention Construction Industry Inquiry report: SG response

    Scottish Government response to the publication of the Fair Work Convention’s Building Fair Work into the Construction Industry report, 2022.

  22. The Environment Strategy for Scotland: Driving the Transition to a Nature Positive Economy - A Synthesis of Policy Levers for Governments

    This report supports the research project ‘Delivering the Environment Strategy Outcome on Scotland’s Economy: Evidence base and Policy levers’. It focuses on the transition to a nature positive economy, summarises key evidence, and presents a synthesis of potential actions.

  23. The Environment Strategy for Scotland: Reducing Scotland's International Environmental Impact - Learning from International Best Practices

    This report supports the research project ‘Delivering the Environment Strategy Outcome on Scotland’s Global Footprint: Evidence Base and Policy Levers’. It summarises examples of international best practice in relation to policy levers for achieving a sustainable global footprint.

  24. The Environment Strategy for Scotland: Delivering the Environment Strategy Outcome on Scotland's Economy - Evidence Base & Policy Levers

    This report presents evidence and initial recommendations on how the Scottish Government could use the available policy levers to support the transformations in Scotland’s economy needed to help tackle the climate and nature emergencies.

  25. Scotland's International Strategy

    This strategy sets out our approach to international engagement and delivery to the end of the current parliamentary term.

  26. Am Plana Nàiseanta airson Dùthaich a tha Math a Thaobh Biadh: Sgrìobhainn Chochomhairleachaidh

    This consultation covers the content of the national Good Food Nation Plan. It seeks views on the Outcomes; ways of measuring progress; and how different groups envision life in a Good Food Nation. It also seeks views on specified functions. This is a Gaelic translation of the consultation.

  27. Geàrr-iomradh air a' Phlana Nàiseanta airson Dùthaich a tha Math a Thaobh Biadh

    The national Good Food Nation Plan sets out six over-arching Outcomes; the range of targets and indicators that will be used to gauge progress towards achieving them; and details of food-related policies and initiatives from across the Scottish Government. This is a Gaelic summary of the Plan.

  28. National Good Food Nation Plan: consultation - easy read

    Easy read version of our consultation on the national Good Food Nation Plan, which sets out the Government's goals for food and how we will achieve them.

  29. National Good Food Nation Plan

    The national Good Food Nation Plan sets out six over-arching Outcomes for a Good Food Nation; the range of targets and indicators that will be used to gauge progress towards achieving them; and details of a wide range of food-related policies and initiatives from across the Scottish Government.

  30. National Good Food Nation Plan: consultation

    We are consulting on the first national Good Food Nation Plan. We are seeking views on the national Good Food Nation Outcomes, ways of measuring progress and how different groups envision life in a Good Food Nation. It also seeks views on specified functions.

  31. Rural Scotland Data Dashboard: Overview

    This report accompanies the Rural Scotland Data Dashboard which presents data on a range of issues that impact rural Scotland. The report synthesises the data included in the dashboard into a broader picture of successes, challenges and trends in rural Scotland.

  32. Scottish Budget: 2024 to 2025

    The Scottish Budget sets out the Scottish Government’s proposed spending and tax plans for 2024 to 2025, as presented to the Scottish Parliament.

  33. Wellbeing economy monitor: December 2023 update

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

  34. Wellbeing and Sustainable Development Bill: consultation

    We are seeking views on our proposed Wellbeing and Sustainable Development Bill, which aims to improve decision making and the implementation of the National Performance Framework to ensure that all policy and delivery accounts for wellbeing and sustainable development.

  35. Wellbeing and Sustainable Development Bill: consultation - easy read

    We want to hear from people about how we can make sure that the National Outcomes, sustainable development and wellbeing are thought about in public sector decision making. This document describes our proposals in this area.

  36. Investor Panel recommendations: Scottish Government response

    The Scottish Government agrees with the Panel that there are characteristics of investor friendly states that Scotland should seek to emulate and that require a new and very different approach if Scotland is to attract the scale of global capital required. The Government accepts this challenge.

  37. Investor Panel: Mobilising international capital to finance the transition to Net Zero

    Large scale private capital investment is needed to enable Scotland’s just transition to net zero. The Investor Panel’s proposals will help to make Scotland a globally competitive investment destination. They include clear priorities, more agile decision making and upskilling Ministers and officials

  38. Team Scotland's Export Promotion Support: evaluation

    Summary findings of an evaluation of delivery partner support and services offered to businesses with export sales projects in Scotland between April 2018 and April 2021.

  39. Natural capital: economic benefits assessment

    Outlines new economic analysis that quantifies the likely economic impacts, measured as output and jobs created, from hypothetical cross-sector regional and national programmes of natural capital investment in Scotland.

  40. Mental Health Moratorium: consultation

    The Bankruptcy and Diligence (Scotland) Bill contains powers which would allow Scottish Ministers to create a Mental Health Moratorium. This would protect people with serious mental health issues from debt recovery action. We are seeking views on the proposed process for a Mental Health Moratorium.

  41. Gigabit in Scotland - public review: analysis report

    A report setting out the responses to the Public Review into eligible premises for public investment via Project Gigabit and actions taken as a result of the responses. The report also describes the next steps for the delivery of Project Gigabit in Scotland.

  42. Building Community Wealth in Scotland: consultation analysis

    Independent consultation analysis report of the Community Wealth Building legislation consultation.

  43. New Deal for Business Group - Report on Progress & Recommendations: Implementation Plan

    Update on the work of the New Deal for Business Group including the Implementation Plan detailing how the work of the New Deal for Business will be taken forward over the next 18 months.

  44. Just Transition for the Grangemouth industrial cluster: discussion paper

    A paper summarising the proposed approach to developing a Just Transition Plan for the industrial cluster of Grangemouth. This will support forthcoming engagement, in aid of a co-design process, that will shape the final Just Transition Plan.

  45. Growing the economy and tackling poverty

    2023-24 Programme for Government published.  

  46. National innovation strategy: equality impact assessment

    Summary of results for the Equality Impact Assessment (EQIA) undertaken to consider the impacts on equality of the national innovation strategy.

  47. Seizing Scotland’s economic potential to help reduce poverty

    Programme for Government will publish this week.

  48. Tackling poverty and growing the economy

    First Minister to publish first Programme for Government.

  49. Public sector personal data sharing: framework and principles

    This report considers frameworks and practices of providing access to personal data by public sector organisations to private organisations.

  50. Private sector access to public sector personal data: exploring data value and benefit-sharing

    The aim of this review is to enable the Scottish Government to explore the issues relevant to the access of public sector personal data.

  51. Unlocking the value of data - Independent Expert Group: final report

    This report is the final output of the Independent Expert Group on the Unlocking the Value of Data programme, to the Scottish Government. This report is a Ministerial commission, and was originally commissioned by the former Minister for Business, Trade, Tourism and Enterprise.

  52. Draft Disability Assistance for Older People (Scotland) Regulations 2024: Draft Business and Regulatory Impact Assessment

    A draft Business and Regulatory Impact Assessment (BRIA) considering the impact of the draft Disability Assistance for Older People (Scotland) Regulations 2024 on businesses, including the third sector.

  53. Monthly GDP Estimates for May

    An experimental statistics publication for Scotland.

  54. Vision for sustainable aquaculture: island communities impact assessment

    Island communities impact assessment for the vision for sustainable aquaculture.

  55. Vision for sustainable aquaculture

    The Vision for sustainable aquaculture describes the Scottish Government’s long-term aspirations to 2045 for the finfish, shellfish and seaweed farming sectors, and the wider aquaculture supply chain.

  56. Vision for sustainable aquaculture: child rights and wellbeing screening sheet

    Child rights and wellbeing screening sheet for the Vision for sustainable aquaculture

  57. National Islands Plan review: consultation

    We are consulting on a review of the National Islands Plan, published in 2019. This review is required by the Islands (Scotland) Act 2018. We are seeking views on the impact and content of the current National Islands Plan.

  58. Wellbeing Economy makes sound business sense

    Firm saved by fair work practices.

  59. European Investment Bank - SPRUCE evaluation: final report

    This report sets out the findings of the final evaluation of the Scottish Partnership for Regeneration in Urban Centres (“SPRUCE”) fund, undertaken by the Indigo House Group on behalf of the JESSICA Holding Fund Scotland.

  60. Team Scotland's inward investment support: evaluation

    An evaluation of delivery partner support and services offered to companies with inward investment projects in Scotland between 2018 to 2019 and 2020 to 2021.

  61. National Islands Plan: implementation route map 2023

    Details how we will deliver on the commitments in the National Islands Plan, over the coming year.

  62. Scotland's Vision for Trade: annual report - June 2023

    Our second annual report on Scotland's Vision for Trade, outlining the range of specific actions that we have taken over the past year and our continued ambition to make trade-related decisions based on the principles of inclusive growth, wellbeing, sustainability, net zero and good governance.

  63. Two Scottish Investment Zones announced

    Glasgow and the North East in line for up to £160 million support.

  64. Seizing the benefits of start-ups

    Multi-million investment to unleash entrepreneurial talent.

  65. A different way of working with business

    New Deal for Business Group recommendations.

  66. New Deal for Business Group: progress report and recommendations

    Update on the work of the New Deal for Business Group including the recommendations that the Group has made to help reset the relationship with business.

  67. Scottish trade outperforming other UK nations

    Office for National Statistics data indicates “very positive” signs for Scotland.

  68. Post-school education, research and skills - purpose and principles

    The Purpose and Principles, Initial Priorities and supporting documents set out the framework for decision making for post-school education, skills and research to ensure the system is fit for the future, delivering the best outcomes for learners, employers and the public investment we make.

  69. Entrepreneurial Campus: summary

    Summary of The Entrepreneurial Campus: The higher education sector as a driving force for the entrepreneurial ecosystem.

  70. Entrepreneurial Campus: report

    Blueprint report titled "The Entrepreneurial Campus: The higher education sector as a driving force for the entrepreneurial ecosystem" for Scotland’s post-16 education institutions presented by Ross Tuffee and Professor Joe Little. This report sets out a number of thematic actions over a 10 year strategy to collaboratively support our National Strategy for Economic Transformation.

  71. National Strategy for Economic Transformation: annual progress report June 2023

    First annual progress report on the delivery of the 10 year National Strategy for Economic Transformation (NSET).

  72. Infrastructure Investment Plan 2021-22 to 2025-26: programme pipeline update - March 2023

    This pipeline provides information relating to key major infrastructure programmes with an investment of £20 million or more included at Annex D of our Infrastructure Investment Plan, published in February 2021.

  73. Infrastructure Investment Plan 2021-22 to 2025-26: progress report 2022 to 2023

    Second annual progress report relating to the Infrastructure Investment Plan 2021-22 to 2025-26 which outlines the progress made in relation to the Plan’s three themes during the last year as well as key delivery achievements and activity planned for the coming year.

  74. Infrastructure Investment Plan 2021-22 to 2025-26: major capital projects progress update - March 2023

    The following information relates to projects with a capital value of £5 million or more which are at the outline business case (or equivalent) approved stage or beyond.

  75. Just transition for the built environment and construction sector: a discussion paper

    This discussion paper is intended to support engagement on a just transition for the built environment and construction sector. Building on this engagement, a draft targeted action plan and route map (late 23/24) will outline the key steps to delivering a fair transition for the sector.

  76. Just transition for the transport sector: a discussion paper

    This discussion paper is intended to support engagement on a just transition for the transport sector. Building on this engagement, a draft targeted action plan and route map (late 23/24) will outline the key steps to delivering a fair transition for the sector.

  77. Buidheann-obrach Gheàrr-bheatha air Cothroman Eaconamach is Sòisealta don Ghàidhlig: Aithisg do Rùnaire a' Chaibineit airson Ionmhas is na h-Eaconamaidh

    Aithisg air molaidhean na Buidhne-obrach Gheàrr-bheatha air Cothroman Eaconamach is Sòisealta don Ghàidhlig.

  78. Short Life Working Group on Economic and Social Opportunities for Gaelic: report

    A report to the Cabinet Secretary for Finance and the Economy containing the recommendations of the Short Life Working Group on Economic and Social Opportunities for Gaelic.

  79. Scottish Natural Capital Accounts: 2023

    This report estimates quantity and value of services supplied by Scotland's natural capital.

  80. Circular Economy (Scotland) Bill: equality impact assessment

    Equality impact assessment (EQIA) examining the possible impacts of the Circular Economy bill provisions.

  81. Circular Economy Bill: fairer Scotland duty assessment

    Fairer Scotland Duty Assessment examining the possible impacts of the Circular Economy bill provisions.

  82. Circular Economy (Scotland) Bill: business and regulatory impact assessment

    Business and regulatory impact assessment (BRIA) examining the possible impacts of the Circular Economy bill provisions.

  83. Circular Economy (Scotland) Bill: child rights and wellbeing impact assessment

    Child rights and wellbeing impact assessment (CRWIA) examining the possible impacts of the Circular Economy bill provisions.

  84. Circular Economy Bill: island communities impact assessment

    Island communities impact assessment examining the possible impacts of the Circular Economy bill provisions.

  85. Helping businesses thrive

    Strategy to drive innovation and growth published.

  86. Innovation strategy: economic evidence paper

    Summary of the theory and selected evidence on the role of innovation and its drivers in generating economic growth and Scotland’s innovation performance to provide context for and inform the development of Scotland’s National Innovation Strategy.

  87. National innovation strategy 2023 to 2033

    Our vision is for Scotland to be one of the most innovative small nations in the world. This is our ten-year strategy to deliver that ambition. Innovation is a key tool to make Scotland a fairer, more equal, wealthier and greener country.

  88. Fit for the Future: developing a post-school learning system to fuel economic transformation

    Report of Independent Review of the Skills Delivery Landscape provided to Scottish Ministers by James Withers. The Review considered skills functions and remits of Scotland's national public bodies, making 15 recommendations for future adaptations to support the National Strategy for Economic Transformation.

  89. Unlocking the value of data - public engagement: literature review

    This report highlights the findings from a literature review commissioned by the Scottish Government on public engagement regarding the use of public sector data by or with the private sector over the last 10 years both in the UK and internationally.

  90. Climate change monitoring report 2023

    The second annual statutory monitoring report against the updated 2018 Climate Change Plan, as per the Climate Change (Emissions Reduction Targets) (Scotland) Act 2019.

  91. Financial strategy published

    Plan to grow economy, target spending and deliver progressive tax system.

  92. The Scottish Government's Medium-Term Financial Strategy

    This is the sixth Medium-Term Financial Strategy (MTFS) published by the Scottish Government and provides the context for the Scottish Budget and the Scottish Parliament.

  93. Investing in Scotland's islands

    Funding to support local economies and communities.

  94. Research helping to cut emissions and create jobs

    Rural research worth millions to Scotland.

  95. Moveable Transactions Bill passed

    Law will help businesses raise finance more easily.

  96. Public procurement strategy: 2023 to 2028

    The first Public Procurement Strategy for Scotland provides a future high-level vision and roadmap for Scottish public procurement which all public sector bodies can align to and deliver against.

  97. Mobilising private investment in natural capital: report

    This report looks at how to encourage responsible private investment into peatland restoration, including how to overcome barriers to scaling voluntary carbon markets to restore peatland in Scotland.

  98. Fair Work Action Plan 2022 and Anti-Racist Employment Strategy 2022: child rights and wellbeing impact assessment

    Child rights and wellbeing impact assessment (CRWIA) of the Fair Work Action Plan 2022 and Anti-Racist Employment Strategy 2022.

  99. Fair Work Action Plan 2022 and Anti-Racist Employment Strategy 2022: island communities impact assessment

    Island Communities Impact Assessment (ICIA) of the Fair Work Action Plan 2022 and Anti-Racist Employment Strategy 2022.

  100. Fair Work action plan 2022 and Anti-Racist Employment Strategy 2022: business and regulatory impact assessment

    Business and Regulatory Impact Assessment (BRIA) of the Fair Work Action Plan 2022 and Anti-Racist Employment Strategy 2022.

  101. Fair Work Action Plan 2022 and Anti-Racist Employment Strategy 2022: equality impact assessment

    Equality Impact Assessment (EQIA) of the Fair Work Action Plan 2022 and Anti-Racist Employment Strategy 2022.

  102. A fair economy supporting Scotland’s people

    Priorities for sustainable growth outlined.

  103. Equality, opportunity, community: New leadership - A fresh start

    This publication sets out the First Minister’s vision for Scotland and the outcomes he and his government aim to achieve by 2026.

  104. Tech partnership boosts health innovation

    Linking business and clinical expertise.

  105. National Islands Plan Annual Report 2022

    The Islands (Scotland) Act 2018 requires that a report is presented to Parliament each year setting out the progress made towards delivery of the National Islands Plan. This report sets out progress made during the 2022 reporting year.

  106. Monthly GDP Estimates for January 2023

    An experimental statistics publication for Scotland.

  107. Scotland Loves Local goes digital

    £250,000 boost to gift card initiative.

  108. Fair Work First guidance

    Fair Work First guidance for organisations seeking and awarding public sector grants, contracts and other funding – applies to grants awarded on or after 1 July 2023 and eligible agriculture grants awarded on or after 1 April 2024.

  109. National Events Strategy Review: Easy Read version

    Easy Read version of consultation to help shape the review of Scotland's National Events Strategy.

  110. National events strategy review: consultation - Gaelic version

    Gaelic version of consultation to help shape the review of Scotland's national events strategy.

  111. National events strategy review: consultation

    Scotland's National events strategy is being reviewed and updated. This will extend its term to the end of 2035. This survey provides everyone with a role in Scotland’s world-class event industry the chance to shape the sector’s updated strategy.

  112. National events strategy review: business and regulatory impact assessment - partial

    Partial business and regulatory impact assessment (BRIA) for the consultation to help shape the review of Scotland's national events strategy.

  113. Minimum Income Guarantee Expert Group: interim report - easy read

    Easy read version of an interim report outlines the group’s work so far and provides a summary of possible steps towards a Minimum Income Guarantee.

  114. Minimum Income Guarantee Expert Group: interim report

    This interim report provides an outline of the group’s work to date towards defining a Minimum Income Guarantee, the context in which the policy is being developed, provide a high-level overview of direction and early thinking towards potential actions.

  115. Supporting Scotland’s small producers

    New Fund to help grow local supply chains.

  116. A Trading Nation – framework to grow Scotland's renewables exports

    This framework reaffirms the commitments made from ‘A Trading Nation’ to ensure our trade and investment agenda is front and centre of our economic growth strategy. Outlines how we can work in partnership with industry to identify opportunities to grow exports around the world.

  117. Calls for targeted cost of living support

    Chancellor should use “full range of powers”.

  118. Young Person's Guarantee: update report March 2023

    The report highlights progress over the 2 years of the Young Person’s Guarantee and also sets out the direction of travel going forward.

  119. Celebrating apprenticeships

    First Minister kicks off Scottish Apprenticeship Week.

  120. Economy grows by 0.1% in the fourth quarter of 2022

    A National Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  121. Scottish Budget Bill passed

    Further support for councils, culture sector and island ferries.

  122. Pathways: A new approach for women in entrepreneurship

    An independent review into women in entrepreneurship in Scotland, authored by Ana Stewart and Mark Logan. Based on thorough data analysis and stakeholder engagement the report's recommendations seek to address the root causes of female under-participation in entrepreneurship.

  123. A social contract with Scotland

    Final stage of 2023-24 Budget Bill.

  124. Planning for greener communities

    New long-term plan and policy comes into effect.

  125. Transforming vacant and derelict land

    Fifteen projects share £10 million.

  126. Tax support for businesses

    Non-Domestic Rates legislation.

  127. Transforming local economies

    Consultation on Community Wealth Building.

  128. Building community wealth: consultation

    The Programme for Government 2022-23 outlined that we will hold a consultation on community wealth building legislation. We welcome a wide range of views on the changes that are required to grow local wealth and give communities a greater stake in the economy.

  129. Statutory debt solutions and diligence - policy review consultation: summary of responses

    Summary report of the responses received to our proposals for reforms to the Scottish statutory debt solutions and debt recovery mechanisms (diligence).

  130. Reforming the UK packaging producer responsibility system: Partial Business and Regulatory Impact Assessment (BRIA)

    A partial Business and Regulatory Impact Assessment (BRIA) for proposed secondary legislation which forms part of the introduction of extended producer responsibility (EPR) for packaging.

  131. Commission for the land-based learning review: report to Scottish Ministers

    The report produced by the Commission, a short term advisory group established to provide independent, evidence-based advice and submitted to Scottish Ministers on how to attract more people into land-based and aquaculture sectors by improving learning pathways.

  132. Green Freeports

    Winning bids announced.

  133. Draft Energy Strategy and Just Transition Plan

    We are consulting on this draft route map of actions we will take to deliver a flourishing net zero energy system that supplies affordable, resilient and clean energy to Scotland’s workers, households, communities and businesses.

  134. Supporting Scotland’s space ambitions

    International experts form new committee.

  135. Strengthening Scotland’s place in the world

    International offices to help deliver on priorities at home.

  136. Reform of legal services regulation

    Modernisation plans centred on the public interest.

  137. Creating stronger regions

    Review of Regional Economic Policy.

  138. Tax changes to support Scotland’s vital public services

    Revenue to deliver £1 billion uplift in NHS funding.

  139. Scottish Budget: 2023 to 2024

    The Scottish Budget sets out the Scottish Government’s proposed spending and tax plans for 2023 to 2024, as presented to the Scottish Parliament.

  140. Scottish Budget 2023-24

    Strengthening the social contract with Scotland’s people.

  141. Anti-racist employment strategy - A Fairer Scotland for All

    The strategy is a call for action and a guide to address the issues and disadvantage experienced by people from racialised minorities in the labour market in Scotland. It is a key component in achieving our ambition to become a leading Fair Work Nation by 2025.

  142. Monitor farm project develops global offering

    Funding for growing agritourism sector.

  143. Wellbeing economy toolkit for local authorities

    Roadmap to fair, green prosperity for communities and regions.

  144. Wellbeing economy toolkit: supporting place based economic strategy and policy development

    This practical guide sets out a stage-by-stage diagnostic process designed to aid decision making and prioritisation of economic interventions to facilitate the transition to local and regional wellbeing economies.

  145. Households ‘paying a steep price for UK economic mismanagement'

    No measures to ease pressure on devolved budgets.

  146. Warning against a return to austerity

    Calls for inflationary uplift to Scottish Budget.

  147. Scotland leads on the Real Living Wage

    A Fair Work approach to the cost of living crisis.

  148. Building a New Scotland: A stronger economy with independence - summary

    This is a summary of the Scottish Government’s proposals for the economy of an independent Scotland. Further details, including the range of evidence that informs the proposals, references to sources and analysis, and the rationale for these proposals, are set out in the full publication.

  149. Building a New Scotland: A stronger economy with independence

    This paper sets out the Scottish Government’s proposals for the economy of an independent Scotland. It explains what these proposals would mean for you, for businesses, and for Scotland as a whole. It is the third in the 'Building a New Scotland' series, focusing on independence.

  150. UK mini-budget a “huge gamble on health of economy”

    Urgent meeting sought with Chancellor.

  151. Fishing vessels - economic link: business and regulatory impact assessment

    A business and regulatory impact assessment (BRIA) of changes to Scottish economic link conditions contained in Scottish fishing vessels.

  152. ‘Hard choices’ to prioritise spending

    Half a billion savings identified to tackle cost crisis.

  153. Rent freeze focus of Programme for Government

    Ministers act to protect people in cost crisis.

  154. Cost Crisis Programme for Government

    Scottish Child Payment increased from 14 November.

  155. Investing in Scotland’s workforce

    Up to £15,000 for eligible businesses.

  156. Record revenues drive recovery in Scotland’s finances

    Deficit falling faster than the UK.

  157. Government Expenditure & Revenue Scotland 2021-22

    A National Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  158. Delivering faster internet

    Full fibre broadband network extended.

  159. Cyber security boosted

    Training to help safeguard organisations from attack.

  160. Inspiring a new generation of tech entrepreneurs

    Investment to create cutting-edge network for start-ups.

  161. Appointment of Chief Entrepreneur

    Embedding entrepreneurship in the economy.

  162. Implementation of the Islands (Scotland) Act 2018: report

    This is the first report on the implementation of the Islands (Scotland) Act 2018. It is intended to inform the Scottish Parliament of the work that has been carried out on the operation of the Act as required by Part 8, section 28.

  163. Creating a wellbeing economy

    Measuring economic, social and environmental prosperity.

  164. Council Tax Collection Statistics, 2021-22

    A National Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  165. Council Tax Reduction supports over 450,000 households

    An Official Statistics Publication for Scotland.

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

    An Official Statistics Publication.

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

    Finance Interministerial Standing Committee.

  168. Delivering Scotland’s trading aims

    Revitalised Trade Board membership.

  169. Economic recovery should be national endeavour

    First Minister urges businesses to support new ways of working.

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

    Latest statistics demonstrate the resilience of the economy.

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

    A National Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  172. Resource Spending Review

    Plans to invest in Scotland’s future.

  173. Setting spending priorities for a stronger Scotland

    Resource Spending Review to be published.

  174. Reassurance needed on long term cost of living pressures

    Finance Secretary responds to Chancellor’s statement.

  175. Urgent action needed on cost of living

    Calls for £30 billion support package.

  176. Economic delivery board announced

    Experts to implement the National Strategy for Economic Transformation.

  177. 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.

  178. Tackling inequalities through economic recovery

    Centre of Expertise in Equality and Human Rights established.

  179. Expanding Scotland’s talent pool

    Attracting skilled workers from the rest of the UK.

  180. Monthly GDP Estimates for February

    An experimental statistics publication for Scotland.

  181. Building a tech nation

    Investment can help create more high quality start-ups. 

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

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

  183. New US Trade and Investment Envoys

    Extending international business links.

  184. Regenerating the future of Scotland’s town centres

    Framework to deliver changes published.

  185. Improving lives through employment support

    Further funding to provide a route out of poverty.

  186. Boosting broadband access

    Five more companies to support future proofed broadband.

  187. Vision for Trade annual report

    A responsible approach to global markets.

  188. Embedding entrepreneurialism

    Industry roundtable to focus on delivering economic ambitions.

  189. Green Freeports prospectus published

    Applicants must meet fair work and net zero ambitions.

  190. Supporting the retail sector

    Encouraging fair work and improving skills.

  191. Spring Statement fails to properly tackle soaring living costs

    Finance Secretary responds to UK Government plans.

  192. Monthly GDP Estimates for January

    An experimental statistics publication for Scotland

  193. Bold action needed to tackle cost of living

    Finance Secretary calls for immediate support.

  194. Growing tech exports

    Action plan published to identify new markets and opportunities.

  195. Urgent action needed to tackle cost of living

    Finance Secretary writes to Treasury ahead of Spring Statement.

  196. International travel restrictions end

    Concerns over lack of border control measures.

  197. Investing in Scotland’s new green workforce

    Economic strategy prioritises collaboration to ensure skills for the future.

  198. Monthly economic brief: February 2022

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

  199. Scotland’s National Strategy for Economic Transformation

    Over 70 actions across five key themes published.

  200. Delivering economic transformation

    New panel to attract key international investment to Scotland.

  201. Ambitious plans to transform Scotland’s economy

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

  202. Investing in sustainable green finances

    Taskforce to create world leading green financial industry.  

  203. Monthly GDP Estimates for December

    An experimental statistics publication for Scotland.

  204. COVID Economic Recovery Fund

    New support package ahead of Strategic Framework Update.

  205. Pre-pandemic wealth inequality remained high

    Official Statistics published

  206. Deal agreed to establish Green Freeports

    Scottish and UK Government reach agreement.

  207. Monthly economic brief: January 2022

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

  208. Encouraging signs for economic recovery

    GDP estimates signal return to pre-pandemic levels.

  209. Monthly GDP Estimates for November

    An experimental statistics publication for Scotland.

  210. Monthly GDP estimates for October 2021

    An experimental statistics publication for Scotland.

  211. New television studio to grow sector

    Kelvin Hall will host major TV broadcasters and production companies.

  212. Monthly GDP estimates for September

    An experimental statistics publication for Scotland

  213. Progress for Scotland’s National Investment Bank

    Delivering key investment in the economy.

  214. Countries taken off the red list

    Vaccinated traveller policy also expanded.

  215. International travel testing updated

    Scotland to align with UK testing regime.

  216. Building Scotland’s prosperity

    Programme for Government focuses on economic transformation.

  217. Backing for staff facing abuse

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

  218. Supporting workers beyond the pandemic

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

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

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

  220. Delivering economic transformation

    Leading experts appointed to new Advisory Council.  

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

    Urgent clarity required

  222. New fund opens for island communities

    Delivering a green economic recovery.

  223. 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.

  224. Supporting people to get online

    Over £26 million to close the digital divide.

  225. Investment to support legal aid traineeships

    Cash will strengthen vital sector during COVID recovery.

  226. Transforming Scotland’s economy

    Building a sustainable recovery that protects and creates jobs. 

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

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

  228. New plan for Social Enterprises

    Additional investment of more than £5 million.

  229. Monthly GDP Estimates for January

    An Experimental Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  230. Helping communities recover from the pandemic

    Commitment to tackle inequality.

  231. Helping young people succeed

    Supporting the future workforce.  

  232. More than 500 new jobs announced

    £78 million investment for global research hub in Scotland.

  233. Targeted support for cities and regions

    Kick-starting economic recovery after COVID-19.

  234. Creating an inclusive digital world

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

  235. New scheme to increase connectivity unveiled

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

  236. Employers back the Young Person’s Guarantee

    Growing number pledge their support.

  237. 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.

  238. Prioritising jobs and skills

    Driving Scotland’s economic recovery.

  239. £33 billion investment in Scotland’s future

    Supporting 45,000 jobs.

  240. 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.

  241. 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.

  242. 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.

  243. Scotland’s ‘Brexit disaster’

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

  244. Rebuilding the economy

    Investing in jobs and skills.

  245. Scottish Budget 2021-22

    Protecting Scotland’s recovery and renewal.

  246. Statistics News Release

    Monthly GDP Estimates for November.  

  247. Supporting the wedding sector

    Increased fund to go live this week.

  248. Helping vulnerable young people through COVID-19

    Almost £1 million to support people into work.

  249. More than £55 million paid in business support

    Payments made to firms from October to December 2020.  

  250. Revitalising the River Clyde

    Funded projects will create green jobs and benefit communities.

  251. 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.”

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

    A National Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  253. Superfast broadband for homes and businesses in the North

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

  254. Investing in islands infrastructure

    £49 million package for new Stornoway Deep Water Terminal. 

  255. £25 million apprenticeship support

    Creating opportunities for every young person in Scotland.

  256. Harnessing digital for economic recovery

    Accelerating digital adoption by small and medium-sized firms.

  257. Investing in Scotland’s future

    First Minister launches Scottish National Investment Bank.

  258. Call for £98 billion stimulus package

    Finance Secretary urges UK-wide support from Spending Review.

  259. Replacement for European Structural Funds

    Meeting Scotland’s distinctive needs and priorities.

  260. Monthly GDP Estimates for August

    An Experimental Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  261. Strengthening Cairn Gorm’s future

    £20.51 million to unlock mountain’s potential.

  262. Construction Recovery

    Responding to COVID-19.

  263. Scotland’s economy recovering but fragile

    State of the Economy report published.

  264. Rebuilding a fairer Scotland after COVID-19

    Expertise and experience wanted to help tackle poverty and inequality.

  265. Recovery and renewal on the Clyde

    Launch of £10 million fund.

  266. £24bn infrastructure plan will boost jobs

    Benefits to reach every corner of Scotland.

  267. COVID-19 spending reaches £6.5bn

    Autumn Budget Revision outlines latest funding allocations.

  268. Monthly GDP Estimates for July

    An Experimental Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  269. Helping high growth start-ups

    Creating jobs of the future.

  270. Impact of furlough

    Extension of scheme could save thousands of jobs.

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

    A National Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  272. Concern over new Brexit law

    Internal Markets Bill threatens Scottish economy.

  273. Green Investment Portfolio launched

    Helping Scotland transition to a net-zero economy.

  274. Coronavirus recovery and renewal

    Programme for Government 2020-21.

  275. Core missions for Investment Bank

    New body to drive economic recovery.

  276. Growth in Scotland’s revenues

    Tax receipts and deficit affected by pandemic.

  277. Monthly GDP Estimates for June

    An Experimental Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  278. Creating opportunities after COVID-19

    Funding for digital and workforce training.

  279. Rebuilding better

    Actions for economic recovery from COVID-19.

  280. GDP Quarterly National Accounts for 2020 Quarter 1

    A National Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  281. Funding to support economic recovery

    £2.1 million for South of Scotland projects. 

  282. £50 million for islands

    Funding for final growth deal.

  283. £50 million for Falkirk

    Funding for regional deal.

  284. Monthly GDP Estimates for May

    An Experimental Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  285. £100 million for employment support and training

    Focussing on support for youth jobs.

  286. Safe re-opening of small businesses

    Guidance published to help recovery of vital sector.

  287. Support for coastal communities

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

  288. Action to help home buyers

    Tax changes will be introduced next week.

  289. High street shops re-open

    Shoppers encouraged to safely support local businesses.

  290. Working towards economic recovery

    Advisory Group report published.

  291. 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.

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

    A National Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  293. Return to Work package launched

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

  294. Support for tourism industry

    Sector prepares for return to business.

  295. Scale of economic challenge highlighted

    Gradual recovery from COVID-19 crisis expected.

  296. More than £100 million awarded to Scottish businesses

    Small B&Bs now covered by support scheme.

  297. Additional quota for inshore fishing

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

  298. Building a future for manufacturing

    Increased investment in new national centre.

  299. Sector guidance for easing lockdown

    Support to work safely.

  300. Help for businesses

    Additional £40 million of support for key sectors.

  301. £100m funds to help business

    Applications open for lifeline support schemes.

  302. Call for accelerated business support

    UK Government urged to fill gaps in funding schemes.

  303. Advisory Group on Economic Recovery

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

  304. Tenants to be given extra protection

    Emergency Scottish legislation in response to coronavirus.

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

    Economy Secretary announces help for companies.

  306. Consumers asked to shop considerately

    Behaviour fuelling perception of food shortages.

  307. £2.2 billion for business

    Providing support during economic emergency.

  308. £320 million package of support for businesses

    Immediate action in response to COVID-19.

  309. Joint working needed on funding for coronavirus response

    Finance Secretary responds to UK Budget.

  310. Tourism drive

    Funding to develop tourism in North Ayrshire.

  311. UK Budget must deliver on promises

    Finance Secretary writes to Chancellor.

  312. ‘Reckless’ approach to US trade talks

    Proposed deal damaging for Scotland.

  313. UK mandate will hit Scotland’s economy

    EU talks plan sets “extraordinarily low bar.”

  314. Better mobile coverage for rural areas

    4G programme delivers first mast.

  315. Meeting the costs of Brexit

    Rural Economy at risk.

  316. Brexit impact on Scotland’s economy

    State of the economy report published.

  317. Better access to learning

    Digital hubs launched across South of Scotland.

  318. Scottish Budget 2020-21

    Tackling the climate emergency and protecting public services.

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

    A National Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  320. Scottish exports increase

    Figures show growing value of European market.

  321. Fintech cluster wins European recognition

    Accreditation award is the first in the UK.

  322. Health and wellbeing as fundamental as GDP

    Wellbeing focus needed to deal with challenges of our time.

  323. Refreshed plan for economic growth

    New website among range of actions.

  324. Boosting Scotland's exports

    First Minister stresses importance of international links.

  325. Protecting Scotland’s standards for trade

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

  326. £100m milestone for Building Scotland Fund

    Paving the way for the Scottish National Investment Bank.

  327. Funding for growth in Dumfries and Galloway

    £500k to regenerate local economy.

  328. Economy of the Clyde

    Initiative to maximise river’s potential.

  329. Transforming digital connectivity

    Delivery of full fibre broadband.

  330. Interim CEO appointed for South of Scotland Enterprise

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

  331. Regenerating Scotland’s Communities

    Fund supporting projects to create new jobs.

  332. Economy grows by 0.3%

    Brexit uncertainty continues to affect economy.

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

    A National Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  334. Timing of Scottish Budget 2020-21

    Scottish Budget to be published post-Christmas.

  335. Labour productivity up 1.3% over the year

    An Official Statistics publication for Scotland.

  336. Campbeltown economic summit

    Future employment opportunities to be discussed.

  337. Scottish-Irish joint review

    Work to look at collaboration in key policy areas.

  338. Support for food and drink sector

    Funding to support regional projects.

  339. Brexit deal impact study

    Exit agreement predicted to hit Scottish economy. 

  340. Landmark agreement to boost repopulation

    Councils across the Highlands and Islands back Scottish Government policy.

  341. Short-term lets

    Consultation responses back regulation.

  342. Convention of the Highlands and Islands

    Global climate emergency and repopulation on the agenda.

  343. More staff at Ferguson Marine

    Recruitment under way as work progresses on ferries.

  344. Brexit impact on red meat sector

    Export costs to increase.

  345. Green economy ambition

    Scottish National Investment Bank progress.

  346. Investment in space technology

    Funding to create more than 260 new jobs.

  347. Brexit uncertainty impacting the economy

    Economic output contracts.

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

    A National Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  349. Supporting Scotland’s tourism industry

    Commitment to work with sector to tackle challenges.

  350. Europe buys 50% of Scottish goods

    Scotland’s total goods exports rise by 14.5%. 

  351. UK spending round fails to provide certainty

    Additional funding doesn’t mitigate impact of austerity. 

  352. Clarity on growth deal funding

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

  353. Ferguson Marine

    Shipyard to be taken into public control.

  354. GDP and Quarterly National Accounts for 2019 Quarter 1

    A National Statistics publication for Scotland.

  355. £65 million investment in Moray economy

    Funding for regional growth deal.

  356. Driving a circular economy

    Social and economic benefits of Deposit Return.

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

    State of the Economy report published.

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

    A National Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  359. Ninth quarter of continued economic growth

    Manufacturing and construction help grow the economy.

  360. South of Scotland enterprise investments

    Planetarium and activity centre created in economic regeneration plan.

  361. Economy growth through exports

    Plan to increase the value of exports by 2029.

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

    A National Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  363. GDP and Quarterly National Accounts for 2018 Quarter 4

    A National Statistics publication for Scotland.

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

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

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

    An Official Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  366. Research and development spending up

    Scottish funding at record high levels.

  367. 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.

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

    A National Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  369. Eighth quarter of continued economic growth

    Construction and the services sector boost the economy.

  370. £85 million for Borderlands

    Funding for cross border growth deal.

  371. Growing Scotland’s export performance

    New members appointed to the Trade Board.

  372. City centre investment for Glasgow

    £12m agreed for regeneration project.

  373. New Modern Apprentice target

    Increased work-based learning opportunities across Scotland.  

  374. Scottish Apprenticeship Week

    Nationwide apprentice network to inspire next generation.  

  375. Supporting graduates

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

  376. Establishment of national Bank takes step forward

    Scottish National Investment Bank Bill published.

  377. 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.

  378. 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.

  379. Scottish Budget 2019-20

    MSPs back £42.5 billion budget.

  380. Calls for EU nationals to stay in Scotland

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

  381. Strengthening ties with France

    Trade links highlighted during Paris visit.  

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

    Scottish Government stepping up ‘no deal’ preparations.

  383. State of the Economy report

    Brexit uncertainty impacting Scotland’s economy.

  384. Infrastructure Commission appointed

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

  385. Promoting Scottish business abroad

    Engagement with corporate leaders in North America.

  386. Funding for food industry

    £6 million awarded to local food processors.

  387. Scotland - Canada collaboration

    World-leading expertise uniting to support social enterprise.

  388. Budget agreement

    Deal reached with Green Party.

  389. International exports continue to rise

    Majority of growth in exports to EU countries.

  390. GDP Quarterly National Accounts for 2018 Quarter 3

    A National Statistics publication for Scotland.

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

    A National Statistics publication for Scotland.

  392. Scotland’s exports increase

    A National Statistics publication for Scotland.

  393. Businesses concerned about Brexit

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

  394. 3,450 new homes for West Lothian

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

  395. Helping businesses grow and thrive

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

  396. Boost for Tay cities region

    £50m for new transport and industry projects.  

  397. Scottish Cabinet papers released

    Files from 2003 now open to public.

  398. Scottish economy continues to grow

    Statistics show record business investment in research and development.

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

    A National Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  400. Business Enterprise Research and Development 2017

    A National Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  401. Calls to protect EU citizens

    First Minister urges UK Government to scrap settlement scheme fees.

  402. Fisheries Bill

    Scotland must have say in determining quota and effort limits.

  403. Brexit deal uncertainty

    EU trade and agreements worth £16.4 billion to Scotland.

  404. Devolved power curb ’should be repealed’

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

  405. Labour Productivity Statistics, 2018 Quarter 2

    An Official Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  406. Response to Michelin announcement

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

  407. Investing in research and innovation

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

  408. Helping businesses prepare for Brexit

    Online tool aimed at all companies.

  409. Innovation success

    Funding to support world leading research.

  410. GSK invests in Montrose

    First Minister opens £54 million building.

  411. Cupar Digital Improvement Pilot

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

  412. Scottish growth pulls ahead of the UK

    GDP rise outstrips official forecast in second quarter of 2018.

  413. £4.8 million for R&D in Prestwick

    Supporting growth in aerospace technology.

  414. Investing in Scotland’s Digital Future

    £6 million digital network launched.

  415. Labour Productivity Statistics, 2018 Quarter 1

    An Official Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  416. Public finances continue to improve

    Revenues increase as economy accelerates.  

  417. Government Expenditure & Revenue Scotland 2017-18

    A National Statistics Publication for Scotland.

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

    A National Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  419. Early loans for farmers being made available

    Funding released to help mitigate impacts of adverse weather.

  420. Search for salmon

    New research to improve monitoring of wild salmon stocks.

  421. State of the Economy report

    Scottish economy continues to strengthen in 2018.

  422. Economy continues to strengthen

    Fifth consecutive quarter of growth.

  423. Scottish Annual Business Statistics 2016

    A National Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  424. Supporting Scottish salmon

    New initiative to improve health of wild salmon.

  425. Unprecedented’ record of foreign direct investment

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

  426. EU markets access ‘essential’

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

  427. The consequence of UK choices on Scotland

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

  428. £5 million additional funding for Stirling and Clackmannanshire

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

  429. Scottish Shellfish Farm Production Survey 2017

    Publication of official statistics. 

  430. £90.2 million City Region Deal for Stirling and Clackmannanshire

    Economic growth plan announced.

  431. Support for coastal communities

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

  432. Provisional sea fisheries statistics 2017

    A national statistics publication. 

  433. Employment at historic level

    Progress made in tackling the gender gap and youth employment.

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

    An Official Statistics Publication for Scotland 

  435. Driving forward the rural economy

    Protecting rural Scotland from Brexit.

  436. Labour Productivity Statistics, 2017 Quarter 4

    An Official Statistics Publication for Scotland

  437. Quarterly National Accounts Scotland, 2017 Q4

    A National Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  438. £3 billion of new infrastructure built

    Investment includes road, rail and hospital

  439. Salmon and Sea Trout Fishery Statistics 2017 Season

    An Official Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  440. DNA breakthrough for wildlife crime

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

  441. Technology and the labour market

    Impact of technological changes on Scottish jobs.

  442. Global campaign takes Scotland to the world

    A major new campaign will put Scotland in the international spotlight and showcase the country’s world-leading assets to a global audience.

  443. New progressive tax system takes effect

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

  444. Fourth consecutive quarter of positive economic growth

    GDP grows 0.3% in 2017 Quarter 4

  445. Future of energy generation

    £33m investment by Aggreko in research and development.

  446. Gross Expenditure on Research and Development 2016

    A National Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  447. £200 million repaid through Debt Arrangement Scheme

    Business Minister announces revisions to widen appeal of pioneering scheme.

  448. Jobs announcement for Glasgow

    200 new posts this year at recruitment firm.

  449. Council Tax reduction for around half a million Scots

    An Official Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  450. A publicly-owned investment bank for Scotland

    Plans take shape as recommendations published.

  451. Scotland’s devolved employment services

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

  452. Parliament backs migration powers

    Cross-party support for tailored policy for Scotland.

  453. Scottish Income Tax

    Reforms benefit lowest earning taxpayers.

  454. Funding to support marine economy

    More than £4.8 million shared between businesses.

  455. Labour Productivity Statistics, 2017 Quarter 3

    An Official Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  456. A tailored migration system for Scotland

    “Overwhelming case” for Scotland-specific system.

  457. Quarterly National Accounts Scotland, 2017 Q3

    A National Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  458. Brexit and rural Scotland

    EU migrant workforce is ‘essential’.

  459. Budget stage 1

    NHS, economy and the low paid to benefit

  460. Scottish retail sales flat in 2017 Quarter 4

    A National Statistics Publication for Scotland

  461. Labour market statistics

    2,662,000 people in employment.

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

    An Official Statistics Publication for Scotland

  463. Don’t hold us back

    Environment Secretary challenges UK Government over deposit return.

  464. State of the Economy report

    2018 a pivotal year for growth.

  465. £10m boost for South of Scotland

    Partnership and funding announcement

  466. Scotland’s economy continues to grow

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

  467. Keeping Scotland in Europe

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

  468. Forecasting coastal erosion

    Research to map the effects of climate change.

  469. EEA workers vital to economy

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

  470. Hogmanay haggis for Canadian Scots

    Seven tonnes exported.

  471. A budget for business

    Spending on the economy to increase by 64%.

  472. Budget: Local Government funding settlement

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

  473. Budget sets out economic growth package

    Economic expansion at centre of spending plans.

  474. Scotland’s Budget

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

  475. Labour market statistics

    2,653,000 people in employment.

  476. Challenging outcome for fisheries

    £440 million deal at annual negotiations.

  477. Scotland’s Carbon Footprint: 1998-2014

    An Official Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  478. Championing fishing interests

    Rural Economy Secretary sets out priorities for annual negotiations.

  479. Building Scotland’s future

    Budget will prioritise growth and innovation.

  480. Funding for seafood sector

    Jobs to be created through investment. 

  481. Decommissioning fund awards

    £1.1 million to applicants in first round of funding.

  482. Enterprise and Skills Board revealed

    Members will maximise benefits of public investment.

  483. Grow the economy by protecting natural capital

    First Minister outlines commitment at conference.

  484. Budget falls short for Scotland

    Finance Secretary responds to UK Government financial plans.

  485. UK budget must meet Scottish budget tests

    Call for measures to offset Brexit threat.

  486. Space technology saving lives

    Clean water for Pakistan.

  487. State of Economy report

    Strong jobs market drives pick-up in growth.

  488. Brexit negotiations

    Clarity needed on withdrawal from EU.

  489. Green community ambitions

    Up to £400,000 to boost the environment.

  490. Scottish Businesses at Record High

    Start-ups sector is “thriving”.

  491. Businesses in Scotland 2017

    A National Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  492. Benefits of migration

    EU workers’ positive contribution to economy.

  493. Quarterly National Accounts Scotland 2017, Q2

    A National Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  494. Living wage rises to £8.75

    New rate will benefit thousands of people.

  495. A discussion on the role of income tax

    New approaches to taxation published.

  496. Growing up in Scotland

    Research highlights barriers mothers face to paid work.

  497. More choice for communities

    Landmark agreement with COSLA reached.

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

    An Official Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  499. Fracking debate

    Scottish Parliament endorses ban.

  500. £10.5m investment in life sciences

    Biospyder and Acadian seek new opportunities in Scotland.

  501. Trade links with Canada must be protected after Brexit

    Business needs certainty over trade agreements.

  502. Regional trade statistics

    47% of exports are to EU.

  503. Queensferry Crossing serves up early business boost

    Economy Secretary meets Fife businesses.

  504. Youth employment target met four years ahead of schedule

    Pledge to step up efforts to build on progress.

  505. Beyond city deals

    Next steps for city region deals outlined.

  506. Air departure tax

    Highland and Islands exemption must be protected.

  507. Scottish economy grows 0.1% in 2017 Quarter 2

    A National Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  508. Scotland's economy continues to grow

    GDP grows by 0.1% over second quarter of 2017.

  509. North east technology centre

    Aberdeen innovation facility unveiled.

  510. Lowest underspend since devolution

    Accounts given clean bill of health for twelfth year running.

  511. Rise in renewable electricity

    On track for record year of generation.

  512. Social security agency

    FM confirms locations in Dundee and Glasgow.

  513. Income tax plans

    Parties invited to share proposals.

  514. Labour Market Stats

    Employment at record high, unemployment at joint record low.

  515. Oil and gas production rises

    Increase of 2.9% during 2016-17.

  516. Oil and Gas Production Statistics, 2016-17

    An Official Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  517. 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.

  518. Support for Scottish businesses abroad

    First Minister outlines government backing to increase exports.

  519. Flexible Workforce Development Fund

    £10 million to deliver in-work training.

  520. A future in food

    Funding for food and drink careers education in schools.

  521. Bold plan to shape Scotland

    Embracing the future and advancing our economy.

  522. Supporting the rural economy

    Economic benefits of new food and animal health research.

  523. Women in enterprise: framework and action plan

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

  524. Youth participation rises

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

  525. Improving employment support

    £2.5 million for 13 projects across Scotland.

  526. GERS figures published

    Scotland’s fiscal position improves and tax revenue grows.

  527. 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.

  528. Barclay Report on Business Rates Published

    Issued on behalf of the Barclay Review Group

  529. Record high in Scottish employment

    Unemployment and inactivity falls over the quarter.

  530. Funding boost for offshore wind

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

  531. Aberdeen harbour expansion

    Funding crucial for north east growth.

  532. Unemployment at record low

    Unemployment rate falls in Scotland, while employment rate rises.

  533. Clock ticking on capital deal

    Safeguarding investment in Edinburgh and South East Scotland.

  534. Increase in affordable housing

    Major investment delivering new homes.

  535. Scotland’s economy bounces back

    Oil and Gas stabilises as economy grows by 0.8%.

  536. Fisheries stocks on the rise

    Publication of scientific advice.

  537. UK Government/DUP deal

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

  538. Scottish aquaculture thriving

    Strengthening the sustainability of the industry.

  539. £1m boost for the young workforce

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

  540. Strengthening Scotland’s economy

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

  541. Innovation in manufacturing

    £8.9m for Lightweight Manufacturing Centre.

  542. Help to get into work

    Fund to improve and align support services.

  543. Brexit threat to business funding

    SME support fund among projects affected.

  544. Unemployment rate matches lowest on record

    Rate at lowest level since before recession.

  545. Scotland’s economic performance

    Growth outlook remains positive.

  546. Ensuring students stay the course

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

  547. £3.6m boost for Borders economy

    Hawick projects to create around 55 jobs

  548. Increase in modern apprenticeships

    On track for 30,000 by 2020 target.

  549. Widening access to justice

    Civil Litigation Bill introduced.

  550. Graduate apprenticeships expanded

    More opportunities for work-based learning.

  551. Strengthening inshore fisheries

    New pilots to boost coastal communities.

  552. Record-breaking year for foreign direct investment

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

  553. Living Wage

    800th Living Wage employer accredited.

  554. Labour Productivity Statistics, 2016 Quarter 4

    An Official Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  555. New chair for SNH

    Environment Secretary confirms appointment.

  556. £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

  557. Scallop conservation

    New protection measures.

  558. Building for the future

    £6.4 billion of infrastructure projects underway.

  559. Salmon and Sea Trout Fishery Statistics 2016 Season

    An Official Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  560. Scottish Monetary Institute: FOI release

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

  561. Unemployment falls in Scotland

    Scottish rate lower than the UK’s.

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

    A European-first collaboration between VisitScotland and TripAdvisor will see Scotland’s world-class tourism offering promoted to almost 70 million new potential visitors, generating a potential additional spend of £150 million.

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

    North America contracts for Scottish gin, seafood and cheese.

  564. Green jobs increase

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

  565. Investing in Scotland's tourism sector

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

  566. Jobs and investment central to future growth

    Growth slows after Brexit vote and North Sea challenges.

  567. Scottish economy contracts 0.2%

    A National Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  568. £4.9 million invested in Scotland

    New jobs created by US firm.

  569. Crown Estate Scotland

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

  570. Strengthening business support

    Economy Secretary confirms new structure to boost productivity.

  571. Gross expenditure on research and development 2015

    A National Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  572. Global giant invests in Scotland

    Hundreds of jobs for Glasgow as Genpact expands European base.

  573. Building links with Bavaria

    First Minister signs joint economic declaration.

  574. Support for low carbon rural energy innovations

    £10 million fund open for applications.

  575. Floating wind farms to the fore

    Pioneering technology to power almost 60,000 homes.

  576. Unemployment levels fall

    Record youth unemployment rates continue. 

  577. Life sciences in Scotland

    Industry focused on £8bn target.

  578. Boost for infrastructure

    Funding for new roads and land.

  579. £25 million for local regeneration

    Grants to support 29 community projects across country.

  580. Chancellor must respond to Scottish concerns

    UK Government must end austerity and protect public services

  581. German trading links strengthened

    Berlin innovation and investment hub will boost trade.

  582. Supporting urban regeneration

    Milestone for SPRUCE fund.

  583. 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.

  584. Boost for business with rates support

    Additional backing for more than 9500 premises.

  585. 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.

  586. 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.

  587. Investing in fisheries

    European funding to support sector.

  588. Budget boost for economy and public services

    Additional funding for Enterprise, policing and local government.

  589. Scottish retail sales fall 0.5 per cent

    A National Statistics Publication for Scotland

  590. Sealing the deal

    Inverness and Highland City Region Deal is signed.

  591. Investing in growth and public services

    Budget Bill introduced to Parliament.  

  592. Economic benefit of The Open

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

  593. Scotland’s Exports Increase

    A National Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  594. International exports rise by £1 billion

    Membership of new Trade Board confirmed

  595. Debt solutions in Scotland hold steady

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

  596. Finance trilateral meeting

    UK Government must give greater clarity about budgets

  597. GDP statistics

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

  598. Scottish economy grows 0.2%

    A National Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  599. Support for cities

    City Region Deals boosting jobs and local economies.

  600. Huge progress on Scotland's biggest project

    A year in the life of building the Queensferry Crossing

  601. Investment In Scotland's Trunk Roads To Soar

    Increase of £167 million allocated to future investment in Scotland’s motorway network.

  602. Social enterprises 'will drive inclusive growth'

    Strategy to boost economy.

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

    An Official Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  604. Clarity sought over Jobcentre Plus closures

    Employability Minister requests further information from UK Government.

  605. 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.

  606. New employment support powers

    First contract under newly devolved powers.

  607. Backing for city deal

    UK Government should commit to City Region Deals.

  608. £250m Aberdeen City Region Deal.

    Signing completes agreement.

  609. Increased investment ‘essential’

    Finance Secretary calls for growth in wake of Brexit.

  610. Scotland must remain in EU single market

    Keith Brown calls for parliamentary consensus over single market membership.

  611. Clarity on quotas

    Stability over quota allocations for fisheries industry.

  612. EU funds guaranteed

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

  613. Support for apprenticeships

    Industry endorsement for 30,000 Modern Apprenticeship target.

  614. Council Tax Base up 1.5% in 2016

    An Official Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  615. Migrants vital to economy

    Workers contributing to Scotland's financial growth.

  616. Enterprise and Skills Review: report on Phase 1

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

  617. Scottish farm census

    A National Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  618. Finance Ministers' Quadrilateral

    Devolved administrations meet the Chief Secretary to the Treasury.

  619. Business boost

    European funding for small and medium-sized enterprise.

  620. Fall in Scottish unemployment

    Latest statistics show encouraging signs for labour market.

  621. Scotland gets low-carbon cosy

    More renewable heat than ever before.

  622. Enterprise and skills review

    Call for evidence.

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