Coronavirus

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The Scottish economy contracted by 19.4 per cent in the second quarter of 2020 as the COVID-19 pandemic swept the country, new figures show. Economy Secretary Fiona Hyslop said the figures, which reveal a 21.1 per cent contraction over the year compared to Q2 2019, show the "extremely serious impact

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Start-ups whose routes for investment and growth have been impacted by COVID-19 will be eligible for support through a new £38 million package announced by the Scottish Government today. The package, to be managed by Scottish Enterprise, will include three levels of support to meet the needs o

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A coalition of economists, charities, think tanks and businesses have called on the Scottish Government to make a "nationwide pivot towards community-led social enterprises" as part of the economic recovery from COVID-19. In an open letter to First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, the coalition criticised

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