Business owners / managers, do you think the Government should legislate against late payment?

Source:: Business for Scotland Business owners / managers, do you think the Government should legislate against late payment? In 2016 Business for Scotland conducted a survey on the impact of late payments on business growth and cash flow. The valuable feedback we gained from businesses gave us the means to undertake 18 months of lobbying on the issue. We have now been asked to officially provide evidence to both the Scottish and UK […] Read the full article:: Business for Scotland Business owners / managers, do you think the Government should legislate against late payment?

Wind turbines generating “record levels” of power

Source:: Business for Scotland Wind turbines generating “record levels” of power Most of Scotland’s energy demand was met by wind power in October, according to weather data firm, WeatherEnergy. The company said wind turbines were generating power at “record levels”, or 98% of the country’s requirement, generating enough to power nearly five million homes. Sam Gardner, acting director at WWF Scotland, said: “What a month October […] Read the full article:: Business for Scotland Wind turbines generating “record levels” of power

Scotland performing better as digital skills gap threatens UK growth, says BIMA

Source:: Business for Scotland Scotland performing better as digital skills gap threatens UK growth, says BIMA Regional divides in the education system, a lack of awareness of the opportunities available and a misaligned curriculum leave students unprepared to engage with the UK’s booming digital economy, which is growing 2.6 times faster than other industries, says the British Interactive Media Association BIMA. But the organisation says it is excited for Scotland, having […] Read the full article:: Business for Scotland Scotland performing better as digital skills gap threatens UK growth, says BIMA

1.3m Scots have benefited from £63m social investment in just one year

Source:: Business for Scotland 1.3m Scots have benefited from £63m social investment in just one year More than one million Scots have benefited either directly or indirectly from social investment, according to a new report from Social Investment Scotland (SIS). The latest annual social impact report shows the investment, totalling £63 million, has helped nearly 300,000 people living in some of the most deprived areas in Scotland while overall 1.3m Scots […] Read the full article:: Business for Scotland 1.3m Scots have benefited from £63m social investment in just one year

Gin Festival worth £500k to Scottish distillers

Source:: Business for Scotland Gin Festival worth £500k to Scottish distillers The second Scottish Gin Festival has been launched, in time to take advantage of the upcoming festive season. Scottish distillers throughout the country will benefit from a combined business deal worth £500,000. Eight artisan producers will bring more than nine different gins to Lidl’s 95 Scottish stores. The Festival follows a hugely popular initial spring promotion, […] Read the full article:: Business for Scotland Gin Festival worth £500k to Scottish distillers

Scottish private sector growth is outstripping the UK

Source:: Business for Scotland Scottish private sector growth is outstripping the UK Scotland’s private sector economy is growing faster than the UK’s, according to a report from RBS. The bank’s PMI figures revealed that from October, Scotland’s expansion in private sector output was sharper than the UK’s. Scotland’s overall rate of job creation was also the fastest in four months and outpaced the UK average. The seasonally […] Read the full article:: Business for Scotland Scottish private sector growth is outstripping the UK

Trust, not greed, will drive prosperity in an independent Scotland

Source:: Business for Scotland Trust, not greed, will drive prosperity in an independent Scotland When we talk about economics, we talk about currency, about GDP growth, productivity, wage growth, the balance of trade and interest rates, even how the FTSE is trading. But all of these are insignificant economic measures compared to the one we hardly bother to monitor at all – trust. Trust is the building block of […] Read the full article:: Business for Scotland Trust, not greed, will drive prosperity in an independent Scotland

The UK economy is doomed to fail and those in charge don’t know why

Source:: Business for Scotland The UK economy is doomed to fail and those in charge don’t know why All over the world political leaders and economists are crying out for a new economic solution.  Its now ten years since we  saw the global economy collapse and the banks bailed out, and severe cuts were made to government investment in services and infrastructure. Austerity measures were brought in by governments that not only had […] Read the full article:: Business for Scotland The UK economy is doomed to fail and those in charge don’t know why

£1m funding support to encourage Scottish businesses to cut food waste

Source:: Business for Scotland £1m funding support to encourage Scottish businesses to cut food waste Up to £1 million in support has been offered as part of a bid to cut waste in Scotland. Grants of up to £1m are available for projects that will drive forward innovative, transformational, cost-effective and collaborative approaches to keeping food-based products in high value use, or to reducing waste in the food supply chain. […] Read the full article:: Business for Scotland £1m funding support to encourage Scottish businesses to cut food waste

Cautious optimism for economic growth in Aberdeen

Source:: Business for Scotland Cautious optimism for economic growth in Aberdeen A report into Aberdeen’s economic performance has given the city an outlook of “cautious optimism”, highlighting the potential for growth in the years ahead. It’s the first annual report produced by the Economic Policy Panel, the independent panel formed to evaluate and advise on the economic performance of the city and the region. A panel […] Read the full article:: Business for Scotland Cautious optimism for economic growth in Aberdeen

UK’s biggest beer attraction to open in Glasgow

Source:: Business for Scotland UK’s biggest beer attraction to open in Glasgow A £1m, state-of-the-art Tennent’s Visitor Centre – with ambitions to be the biggest beer attraction in the UK – will open in Glasgow this month. Tracing the history of Scotland’s favourite pint, from the 1500s to the present day, the immersive experience will take visitors behind the scenes of the famous beer; covering everything from […] Read the full article:: Business for Scotland UK’s biggest beer attraction to open in Glasgow

Commercial 3D printing in Brechin first in the UK

Source:: Business for Scotland Commercial 3D printing in Brechin first in the UK A leading Scots 3D printing company is bringing cutting-edge F1 technology to Scotland for the first time. Brechin-based Angus 3D Solutions will use the revolutionary technology to help deliver up to £1 billion of benefits to the Scottish economy by boosting the circular economy. Thanks to a £175,000 grant from Zero Waste Scotland, global manufacturing […] Read the full article:: Business for Scotland Commercial 3D printing in Brechin first in the UK

Europe’s first ever ‘smart canal’ underway in Glasgow

Source:: Business for Scotland Europe’s first ever ‘smart canal’ underway in Glasgow Construction of Europe’s first ‘smart canal’  is underway in Glasgow. The pioneering ‘digital surface water drainage system’ aims to unlock 110 hectares across the north of the city for investment, regeneration and development, paving the way for more than 3,000 new homes. The £17m project will use the 250-year-old Forth & Clyde Canal and modern […] Read the full article:: Business for Scotland Europe’s first ever ‘smart canal’ underway in Glasgow

New online tool to help businesses cope with Brexit

Source:: Business for Scotland New online tool to help businesses cope with Brexit A new online tool has been launched to help Scottish businesses identify how they could be affected by Brexit and what they can do to prepare. The tool, by the Scottish Government, marks the next phase of Scotland’s ‘Prepare for Brexit’ campaign, and will help all businesses – whether or not they export and regardless of […] Read the full article:: Business for Scotland New online tool to help businesses cope with Brexit

Retail sales growth over the summer in Scotland

Source:: Business for Scotland Retail sales growth over the summer in Scotland Retail sales in Scotland have grown by 0.4% in Q3 compared to the previous quarter. According to latest statistics announced by Scotland’s Chief Statistician, the quantity of retail sales has increased by 1.3% over the year since 2017 Quarter 3. The value of retail sales (not adjusted for inflation) over the same period,  increased by […] Read the full article:: Business for Scotland Retail sales growth over the summer in Scotland