Scottish Business Buzz (18.07.18)

Source:: Business for Scotland Scottish Business Buzz (18.07.18) Business Secretary Greg Clark has announced the start of a Great British Space Age which will see rockets and satellites take off from a new spaceport at Sutherland, on the north coast of Scotland. The Government is also creating a new £2 million fund to boost further horizontal launch spaceport sites across Britain – such […] The post Scottish Business Buzz (18.07.18) appeared first on Business for Scotland. Read the full article:: Business for Scotland Scottish Business Buzz (18.07.18)

Delusional British exceptionalism is all that’s complicating Brexit

Source:: Business for Scotland Delusional British exceptionalism is all that’s complicating Brexit Scottish Remain voters now know how it feels to be a 2014 Yes voter. Despite knowing they were lied to in a referendum, they must watch powerlessly, with shocked disbelief as Westminster fails to implement any of the promises made by the winning side in the referendum. All whilst being ignored, democratic-ally disenfranchised and even […] The post Delusional British exceptionalism is all that’s complicating Brexit appeared first on Business for Scotland. Read the full article:: Business for Scotland Delusional British exceptionalism is all that’s complicating […]

Scottish Business Buzz (11.07.18)

Source:: Business for Scotland Scottish Business Buzz (11.07.18) Employment growth in Scottish financial services outstripped that of the City of London in the last year, according to the latest research by TheCityUK. Scotland saw the number of people employed in the sector in the year grow by 6.6 per cent, from 151,000 to 161,000, compared to five per cent growth in London. The organisation’s report […] The post Scottish Business Buzz (11.07.18) appeared first on Business for Scotland. Read the full article:: Business for Scotland Scottish Business Buzz (11.07.18)

Independence will protect Scotland’s NHS funding from Brexit dangers

Source:: Business for Scotland Independence will protect Scotland’s NHS funding from Brexit dangers So the NHS  is 70 years old. Or should I say NHS Scotland, NHS England and Wales and NHS Northern Ireland are 70 years old. From the outset the different NHS services have been run as separate entities, founded by different Acts of Parliament (Wales devolved since 1999) and with the onset of the devolution age […] The post Independence will protect Scotland’s NHS funding from Brexit dangers appeared first on Business for Scotland. Read the full article:: Business for Scotland Independence will protect Scotland’s NHS […]

Scottish Business Buzz (04.05.18)

Source:: Business for Scotland Scottish Business Buzz (04.05.18) BP is significantly increasing its holding in one of the North Sea’s biggest oilfields in a sign of continued confidence in the region. The company is acquiring from ConocoPhillips a 16.5% interest in the BP-operated Clair field. It is also selling its non-operating interest in the Kuparuk and satellite oilfields in Alaska. The transaction takes […] The post Scottish Business Buzz (04.05.18) appeared first on Business for Scotland. Read the full article:: Business for Scotland Scottish Business Buzz (04.05.18)

Keith Brown role signals start of new Independence Referendum Campaign

Source:: Business for Scotland Keith Brown role signals start of new Independence Referendum Campaign Former Scottish Cabinet Secretary for the Economy, Keith Brown, who recently became the SNP’s Depute Leader has been moved to a full time role which will focus on getting the SNP “campaign ready”. Make no mistake about it, this announcement means Keith Brown has just been appointed the Minister for Independence in all but name. […] The post Keith Brown role signals start of new Independence Referendum Campaign appeared first on Business for Scotland. Read the full article:: Business for Scotland Keith Brown role […]

Scottish Business Buzz (27.06.18)

Source:: Business for Scotland Scottish Business Buzz (27.06.18) Scotland’s capital city is the best place for tech companies looking to scale up, access funding, and do business in, according to a new Government backed report examining the UK’s tech landscape. Edinburgh tech companies responded with the highest approval rating in the UK when asked to assess how good their city was for ‘doing […] The post Scottish Business Buzz (27.06.18) appeared first on Business for Scotland. Read the full article:: Business for Scotland Scottish Business Buzz (27.06.18)

Don’t expect a Scottish independence game changing moment, but the game has changed

Source:: Business for Scotland Don’t expect a Scottish independence game changing moment, but the game has changed A question I often get asked is this: “Why hasn’t there been any big surge in support for independence given the mess that Westminster is making of so many things, and what are the signs that one is coming?” Rather than what it looks like, it occurred to me that the best way to explain […] The post Don’t expect a Scottish independence game changing moment, but the game has changed appeared first on Business for Scotland. Read the full article:: […]

Scottish Business Buzz (20.06.18)

Source:: Business for Scotland Scottish Business Buzz (20.06.18) Scotland’s role at the centre of UK medicine research and manufacture is being backed by a £56 million investment in an innovation centre. The ‘world first’ facility, to be based in Renfrewshire, will be industry led and will create 80 jobs over five years. The Medicines Manufacturing Innovation Centre (MMIC) will offer pharma companies, from […] The post Scottish Business Buzz (20.06.18) appeared first on Business for Scotland. Read the full article:: Business for Scotland Scottish Business Buzz (20.06.18)

Brexit remains the greatest risk to economic recovery

Source:: Business for Scotland Brexit remains the greatest risk to economic recovery Scotland’s economy looks likely to recover this year, but experts have warned Brexit remains the greatest risk to that recovery. The Fraser of Allander Institute is forecasting a 1.2% increase in Scottish GDP in 2018 and 1.3% growth in 2019, which is more optimistic than the government’s official forecaster, the Scottish Fiscal Commission. But Institute […] The post Brexit remains the greatest risk to economic recovery appeared first on Business for Scotland. Read the full article:: Business for Scotland Brexit remains the greatest risk to economic […]

Scottish bank branches close at a rate of two a week

Source:: Business for Scotland Scottish bank branches close at a rate of two a week Scotland is the worst hit area in the UK for bank branches shut or scheduled to close between 2015 and 2018, according to new research. Consumer organisation Which? has revealed Scottish bank customers have been hit with branch closures at a rate of two a week over the last four years. In addition, Which? warns […] The post Scottish bank branches close at a rate of two a week appeared first on Business for Scotland. Read the full article:: Business for Scotland Scottish […]

Scottish Business Buzz (13.06.18)

Source:: Business for Scotland Scottish Business Buzz (13.06.18) Scottish economic growth accelerated in May to its fastest pace since last July, job creation was at its greatest in 41 months and new business growth in Scotland was the strongest in any month since July 2014. The Royal Bank of Scotland PMI (Purchasing Managers’ Index) report has revealed it also found the sharpest expansion […] The post Scottish Business Buzz (13.06.18) appeared first on Business for Scotland. Read the full article:: Business for Scotland Scottish Business Buzz (13.06.18)

Scottish economy growing faster than the UK

Source:: Business for Scotland Scottish economy growing faster than the UK Scottish economic growth accelerated in May to its fastest pace since last July, job creation was at its greatest in 41 months and new business growth in Scotland was the strongest in any month since July 2014. The Royal Bank of Scotland PMI (Purchasing Managers’ Index) report has revealed it also found the sharpest expansion […] The post Scottish economy growing faster than the UK appeared first on Business for Scotland. Read the full article:: Business for Scotland Scottish economy growing faster than the UK

Foreign Direct Investment in Scotland at 10-year high

Source:: Business for Scotland Foreign Direct Investment in Scotland at 10-year high Scotland has hit a new record for Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) for the third year in a row, setting a new 10-year high, as revealed by EY’s latest Scotland Attractiveness Survey. A 7% increase in the number of projects secured in Scotland in 2017 showed a higher rate of growth than the UK as a […] The post Foreign Direct Investment in Scotland at 10-year high appeared first on Business for Scotland. Read the full article:: Business for Scotland Foreign Direct Investment in Scotland at 10-year […]

New fund to help independence movement get ready for Scottish referendum

Source:: Business for Scotland New fund to help independence movement get ready for Scottish referendum Last week’s announcement of the creation of a new fund, the Scottish Independence Foundation (SIF), which offers financial support to the grassroots independence movement, is just another nail in the coffin of this unfair and unbalanced Union.  I am proud to have made a personal donation to the Scottish Independence Foundation and that BfS has […] The post New fund to help independence movement get ready for Scottish referendum appeared first on Business for Scotland. Read the full article:: Business for Scotland New […]