First analysis of the impact of a Customs Union Brexit on Scotland released by Business for Scotland

Source:: Business for Scotland First analysis of the impact of a Customs Union Brexit on Scotland released by Business for Scotland Around 47,000 jobs could be lost over the next 10 years as a result of a Customs Union Brexit. New research by BfS reveals that a May-Corbyn Brexit deal will devastate Scotland’s most vulnerable, increasing the unemployment rate by around 1.3% by 2029. It is widely believed that Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn are close […] Read the full article:: Business for Scotland First analysis of the impact of a Customs Union Brexit on Scotland released by […]

A May/Corbyn customs union Brexit deal would be devastating for Scotland

Source:: Business for Scotland A May/Corbyn customs union Brexit deal would be devastating for Scotland Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn are said to be close to a deal to allow Brexit to happen.  May desperately wants her EU withdrawal bill to be passed by parliament as her last act as PM. Corbyn, a life-long EU sceptic, wants out of the EU but needs to claim some sort of political victory […] Read the full article:: Business for Scotland A May/Corbyn customs union Brexit deal would be devastating for Scotland

Brexit now more likely after English council elections

Source:: Business for Scotland Brexit now more likely after English council elections A lot of political pundits have pointed out that the two main Brexit sporting parties did badly in the English council elections last week and that pro-EU parties did well. This is true as far as it goes but then to take a leap and suggest, as many have, that it’s a sign that the […] Read the full article:: Business for Scotland Brexit now more likely after English council elections

Independent Scotland will be an international exporting powerhouse

Source:: Business for Scotland Independent Scotland will be an international exporting powerhouse One of the key success factors in any nations economy is the ability to export manufactured goods.   Developing nations often export low value added good such as clothing, based on low prices achieved through low wages and manufacturing conditions with minimum environmental and safety standards or poor working conditions.  In highly developed economies, such […] Read the full article:: Business for Scotland Independent Scotland will be an international exporting powerhouse

Why on earth would May and Corbyn let the EU elections happen?

Source:: Business for Scotland Why on earth would May and Corbyn let the EU elections happen? The political parties are gearing up for the EU elections on May 23rd, candidates are being announced, campaigns and manifestos being readied and polling cards are arriving in the post. Change UK even have a tannoy van driving around Glasgow telling people that both Labour and the Conservatives want Brexit so if you want to […] Read the full article:: Business for Scotland Why on earth would May and Corbyn let the EU elections happen?

BfS on currency and that key SNP conference vote

Source:: Business for Scotland BfS on currency and that key SNP conference vote Prior to the Sustainable Growth Commission report being published, BfS issued our currency position which was covered on the front page of The National and we haven’t changed our position. We believe that an independent Scotland should have a sovereign currency at the time most in line with the economic and social wellbeing of the […] Read the full article:: Business for Scotland BfS on currency and that key SNP conference vote

Independent Scotland can be a leading innovation nation

Source:: Business for Scotland Independent Scotland can be a leading innovation nation In the fourth of our Scotland the Brief series we look at innovation in Scottish business and explain why it’s the key to driving Scotland’s economy to future success.  So let us be clear, Scotland is an innovative nation. Not just in the past in a “Wha’s like us way” but across many sectors; information technology, […] Read the full article:: Business for Scotland Independent Scotland can be a leading innovation nation

BREAKING: FM says Brexit means a referendum in the lifetime of this parliament

Source:: Business for Scotland BREAKING: FM says Brexit means a referendum in the lifetime of this parliament Nicola Sturgeon, the First Minister of Scotland, has today delivered a statement to the Scottish Parliament entitled ‘Brexit and Scotland’s Future.’ There was no chance that the FM was going to announce a date for a new Scottish independence referendum, but what most were hoping for was clarity on the path towards a second referendum […] Read the full article:: Business for Scotland BREAKING: FM says Brexit means a referendum in the lifetime of this parliament

Scottish independence must also aim to solve the UK’s extraordinary regional inequalities

Source:: Business for Scotland Scottish independence must also aim to solve the UK’s extraordinary regional inequalities Between 2007 and 2017, Southern Scotland’s regional economic wealth (GDP) measured per head averaged at only 19,599 euros. Looking at the regions across a benchmark selection of nations with similarly developed economies in northern Europe, Southern Scotland ranks among the poorest. Its regional GDP per head was almost half the average of national economies in […] Read the full article:: Business for Scotland Scottish independence must also aim to solve the UK’s extraordinary regional inequalities

Scotland’s people are the most highly educated in Europe

Source:: Business for Scotland Scotland’s people are the most highly educated in Europe It may be a surprise to some to find that the people of Scotland are the most highly educated in Europe and that looks set to continue with record levels of new enrolments in Scottish degree courses. Scotland’s higher education sector is thriving and includes some of the world’s oldest universities. However, in the last […] Read the full article:: Business for Scotland Scotland’s people are the most highly educated in Europe

Scotland is one of the world’s most naturally wealthy nations

Source:: Business for Scotland Scotland is one of the world’s most naturally wealthy nations Tourists know how beautiful, wild and natural Scotland can be. In 2017 Scotland officially became the Most Beautiful Country in the World according to renowned travel publication Rough Guide, the bible for world travellers. What is less well-known is that the value of those natural assets to our economy is huge and lays the foundation for […] Read the full article:: Business for Scotland Scotland is one of the world’s most naturally wealthy nations

Any type of Brexit would make Scotland worse off

Source:: Business for Scotland Any type of Brexit would make Scotland worse off The 29th of March 2019 was going to be the day the UK leaves the EU. Instead, it ended up being just another day in which the UK parliament voted down, for the third time, Theresa May’s deal. This means that the uncertainty about Brexit and what type of deal the UK government is going […] Read the full article:: Business for Scotland Any type of Brexit would make Scotland worse off

Westminster incompetence threatens Scotland’s £1.94 billion boost from international students

Source:: Business for Scotland Westminster incompetence threatens Scotland’s £1.94 billion boost from international students Westminster incompetence threatens Scotland’s £1.94 billion boost from international students and £834 million in tax from international graduates. That international students benefit Scotland’s economy will come as no surprise to most. They contribute fees to our universities, taxes, shop in local businesses, and add to a vibrant cosmopolitan culture. The benefits of Scotland’s proportionately large […] Read the full article:: Business for Scotland Westminster incompetence threatens Scotland’s £1.94 billion boost from international students

Could Scotland solve England’s water crisis?

Source:: Business for Scotland Could Scotland solve England’s water crisis? England is heading towards a water supply crisis. This week the head of England’s Environment Agency has reported that due to climate change and an increasing population, England is set to run out of water in 25 years.  Only rapid and fairly radical action to increase reservoir stocks, improve infrastructure, decrease leakage and business usage […] Read the full article:: Business for Scotland Could Scotland solve England’s water crisis?

Westminster policy threatens Scotland’s potential to attract international students

Source:: Business for Scotland Westminster policy threatens Scotland’s potential to attract international students That international students benefit Scotland’s economy will come as no surprise to most. They contribute fees to our universities, taxes, shop in local businesses, and add to a vibrant cosmopolitan culture. The benefits of Scotland’s proportionately large number of international students are numerous. These benefits are under threat from UK government policy and Brexit which […] Read the full article:: Business for Scotland Westminster policy threatens Scotland’s potential to attract international students