Scotland’s exports outpacing the UK average

Source:: Business for Scotland Scotland’s exports outpacing the UK average Scotland has reported the fastest rate of total sales volume growth anywhere in the UK according to a new survey. The research suggests growth in exports is at 4.9 per cent, while growth in domestic sales is 3.6 per cent. These figures outpace the UK averages and are well above the corresponding rates of a […] The post Scotland’s exports outpacing the UK average appeared first on Business for Scotland. Read the full article:: Business for Scotland Scotland’s exports outpacing the UK average

Scottish Business Buzz (12.09.18)

Source:: Business for Scotland Scottish Business Buzz (12.09.18) V&A Dundee opens its doors for the first time to the public on Saturday 15 September 2018. Today its beautiful, light-filled interiors designed by acclaimed Japanese architect Kengo Kuma have been revealed for the first time. As Scotland’s first design museum, V&A Dundee tells a global story, investigating the international importance of design alongside presenting Scotland’s […] The post Scottish Business Buzz (12.09.18) appeared first on Business for Scotland. Read the full article:: Business for Scotland Scottish Business Buzz (12.09.18)

The more Westminster says No, the more Scotland will say Yes

Source:: Business for Scotland The more Westminster says No, the more Scotland will say Yes This week the SNP has set out its programme for government. As you would expect, the Scottish Greens called it timid and lacking ambition, and the others basically echoed a “there’s nothing new” sentiment. Truthfully there isn’t much to get excited about in the Government’s plan, but that’s to be expected with Brexit uncertainty and […] The post The more Westminster says No, the more Scotland will say Yes appeared first on Business for Scotland. Read the full article:: Business for Scotland The […]

$500m oil and gas investment in Scotland’s ‘frontier’ region

Source:: Business for Scotland 0m oil and gas investment in Scotland’s ‘frontier’ region News of a $500m investment in the North Sea has been welcomed by industry leaders. Speaking after Spirit Energy announced a deal which could lead to total investment of more than $1billion, Mike Tholen of industry body Oil & Gas said the West of Shetland – the ‘frontier’ region – has the greatest potential to […] The post $500m oil and gas investment in Scotland’s ‘frontier’ region appeared first on Business for Scotland. Read the full article:: Business for Scotland 0m oil and gas investment […]

Scottish Business Buzz (05.09.18)

Source:: Business for Scotland Scottish Business Buzz (05.09.18) Nicola Sturgeon has unveiled her new Programme for Government which included steps to try to boost the economy, such as a major new drive to increase exports. The First Minister said the focus is on “delivering for today and investing for tomorrow”. According to Sturgeon, work will build on supporting Scotland’s economy and encouraging innovation. […] The post Scottish Business Buzz (05.09.18) appeared first on Business for Scotland. Read the full article:: Business for Scotland Scottish Business Buzz (05.09.18)

BfS has three key asks of the Scottish Programme for Government

Source:: Business for Scotland BfS has three key asks of the Scottish Programme for Government Scotland needs a digital focus, one that is innovative, compelling and effective, and it’s a focus we want to see addressed in the Programme for Government, being launched by FM Nicola Sturgeon tomorrow (Tuesday). We would like to see the Scottish Government taking the lead in developing a commonly owned Blockchain system (originally designed as […] The post BfS has three key asks of the Scottish Programme for Government appeared first on Business for Scotland. Read the full article:: Business for Scotland BfS […]

Is a Scottish Citizens Income the key to gender equality in modern times?

Source:: Business for Scotland Is a Scottish Citizens Income the key to gender equality in modern times? Scotland now has a partially devolved social security system, Social Security Scotland, which will control 11 devolved benefits worth more than £3 billion.  Credit is due to the Scottish Government, as from the middle of next month 75,000 Scottish carers will receive their first payments of a new Carer’s Allowance Supplement (backdated to April 2018). […] The post Is a Scottish Citizens Income the key to gender equality in modern times? appeared first on Business for Scotland. Read the full article:: […]

GERS – an annual exercise in hiding Scotland’s true wealth

Source:: Business for Scotland GERS – an annual exercise in hiding Scotland’s true wealth Every year a report is published called Government Expenditure and Revenue Scotland (GERS).  It is important for people to understand that GERS is published by the Scottish Government as part of a set of UK regional accounts and uses the accounting assumptions set by the UK Government.  It does not therefore indicate, in any way, what the finances […] The post GERS – an annual exercise in hiding Scotland’s true wealth appeared first on Business for Scotland. Read the full article:: Business for Scotland GERS – an […]

Scottish food tourism strategy targets an additional £1bn in revenue by 2030

Source:: Business for Scotland Scottish food tourism strategy targets an additional £1bn in revenue by 2030 Scotland’s economy could be boosted by £1billion as a result of a new strategy to develop the already booming food and drink and tourism industries. The industry-led plan will deliver a range of actions aimed at maximising the potential of tourism and food and drink – two of Scotland’s most successful sectors – and turning […] The post Scottish food tourism strategy targets an additional £1bn in revenue by 2030 appeared first on Business for Scotland. Read the full article:: Business for […]

GERS – Oil revenues rise, Scotland’s illustrative deficit as part of the UK falls

Source:: Business for Scotland GERS – Oil revenues rise, Scotland’s illustrative deficit as part of the UK falls Scotland’s oil revenues have jumped by more than £1billion, according to figures released today. The latest Government Expenditure and Revenue Scotland (GERS) statistics show a rise from £266 million in 2016/17 to £1,327 million in 2017/18. Meanwhile, onshore tax take increased by a healthy £2 billion, taking total Government revenue to £60 billion. The figures […] The post GERS – Oil revenues rise, Scotland’s illustrative deficit as part of the UK falls appeared first on Business for Scotland. Read the […]

Scottish Business Buzz (22.08.18)

Source:: Business for Scotland Scottish Business Buzz (22.08.18) Brewster Bros, a family-run business in Livingston, is to launch the largest recycling plant in the UK. The plant, featuring a CDE state-of-the-art wet processing system, will provide waste management services and recycled aggregates to builders, construction companies, concrete product producers, ground workers, civil contractors and utility contractors from its new high-tech facility in Scotland’s central […] The post Scottish Business Buzz (22.08.18) appeared first on Business for Scotland. Read the full article:: Business for Scotland Scottish Business Buzz (22.08.18)

A second EU referendum is unlikely, and England would probably still vote Leave

Source:: Business for Scotland A second EU referendum is unlikely, and England would probably still vote Leave There is some new research out this week that shows Scottish households are now more than £800 worse off because of the UK-wide vote for Brexit. The data is based on analysis of the average annual household spend in Scotland as calculated by the UK Government’s Office for National Statistics (ONS). The research suggests we are […] The post A second EU referendum is unlikely, and England would probably still vote Leave appeared first on Business for Scotland. Read the full article:: […]

Scottish economic growth outpacing the UK

Source:: Business for Scotland Scottish economic growth outpacing the UK The Scottish economy has grown faster than the UK’s and is double the estimated level in the first quarter of 2018. The Scottish Government issued revised figures for GDP in the first three months of the year showing it grew by 0.4%, twice the UK rate of 0.2%. Scottish GDP growth, which was estimated in […] The post Scottish economic growth outpacing the UK appeared first on Business for Scotland. Read the full article:: Business for Scotland Scottish economic growth outpacing the UK

Scottish Business Buzz (15.08.18)

Source:: Business for Scotland Scottish Business Buzz (15.08.18) Electric cars could be charged in a matter of seconds using a revolutionary battery system developed by a team of Scottish scientists, it has been claimed. Researchers at the University of Glasgow have adapted nano-molecules so they are able to store either electric power or hydrogen gas, creating a flexible dual-output battery system. The energy […] The post Scottish Business Buzz (15.08.18) appeared first on Business for Scotland. Read the full article:: Business for Scotland Scottish Business Buzz (15.08.18)

Failing to address climate change is like playing Russian roulette – even if the climate skeptics are right!

Source:: Business for Scotland Failing to address climate change is like playing Russian roulette – even if the climate skeptics are right! This has been one of the hottest summers on record, and it brings the issue of climate change to the front of our minds. Mainland Europe has been experiencing temperatures in the mid-40s, Spain 44C, Portugal 46C, and the European record of 48C (Athens) was threatened. In Scotland 33C was recorded but meteorologists refused to […] The post Failing to address climate change is like playing Russian roulette – even if the climate skeptics are right! appeared […]