CBI Scotland



CBI calls for greater clarity on social distancing rules as firms emerge from lockdown

CBI Scotland is calling on the UK and Scottish governments to provide greater clarity on the future direction of social distancing guidelines as businesses emerge from lockdown.

Published 4 May 2021

Scottish business community welcomes 'budget for recovery'

The Scottish business community has largely welcomed Chancellor Rishi Sunak's 'Budget for recovery' which extended the furlough scheme, froze income tax rates for five years and increased corporation tax to 25%.

Published 4 March 2021

Scottish Government extends non-domestic rates relief

Retail, hospitality, leisure and aviation businesses will pay no rates during 2021-22 under proposals outlined yesterday by finance secretary Kate Forbes.

Published 17 February 2021

CBI Scotland sets out Holyrood manifesto to herald 'partnership for prosperity'

Ahead of the 2021 Scottish Parliament election, CBI Scotland is calling on all parties to put the economy front and centre of the debate as we look to build back better from the pandemic and chart a successful path for Scotland’s economic future.

Published 5 February 2021

Scottish business welcomes steady-as-you-go budget

Finance secretary Kate Forbes did not announce any changes to income tax rates and bands in the coming year after she set out the Scottish Government's budget plans yesterday.

Published 29 January 2021

CBI Scotland: Support, skills and sustainability critical to recovery-focused budget

CBI Scotland has called on finance secretary Kate Forbes to prioritise support, skills and sustainability in the forthcoming Budget to kickstart economic recovery and avoid the risk of losing further months of stymied activity and uncertainty to the pandemic.

Published 25 January 2021

Extended lockdown a 'further blow' to Scottish firms, says SRC

The extension of the lockdown restrictions in Scotland announced by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon yesterday is a 'further blow' to Scottish businesses, according to the Scottish Retail Consortium (SRC).

Published 20 January 2021

Scottish business responds to further curbs on non-essential retailers

The Scottish Government has announced further measures to help stop the spread of coronavirus and limit non-essential contact.

Published 14 January 2021

Scottish Government announced top-up funding for hospitality, retail and leisure firms

A significant top-up to the grant support available for hospitality, retail and leisure businesses across Scotland closed by level 4 restrictions will be paid following an announcement by finance secretary Kate Forbes.

Published 12 January 2021

Keith Anderson appointed chair of CBI Scotland

Keith Anderson, CEO of ScottishPower, has taken over from Edrington’s Graham Hutcheon as chair of CBI Scotland.

Published 6 January 2021

Scottish economy grows 16% in third quarter

Scotland's chief statistician has released statistics showing that the economy grew by 16.0% during the third quarter of 2020, covering the period July to September.

Published 16 December 2020

Scotland's employment rate rose to 74.8% from August to October

For August to October 2020, Scotland’s employment rate estimate has risen over the quarter to 74.8%, according to the latest labour market statistics published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) today.

Published 15 December 2020

Scotland's employment rate rose to 74% in third quarter

For July to September 2020, Scotland’s employment rate estimate rose over the quarter to 74.0%, according to the latest official labour market statistics published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) today.

Published 10 November 2020

Scotland's employment rate rises to 73.9% from June to August

For the period June to August 2020, Scotland’s employment rate estimate rose over the quarter to 73.9%, according to the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS). 

Published 13 October 2020

Job creation and investment at the core of Scottish Programme for Government

The Scottish Government is to set up a national training fund and jobs investment plan to support people at risk of redundancy or unemployment and create new jobs as part of Scotland's coronavirus recovery plan.

Published 2 September 2020