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Deputy First Minister John Swinney has urged MSPs to back the Scottish Government’s Budget for 2023-24, as it “delivers for the people of Scotland”. Speaking ahead of the Stage One Budget Bill debate, Mr Swinney said that in a difficult financial environment the Budget focused reso

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The 11 companies selected to take part in the Scotland Can Do ‘Applying Space Data to the Net Zero Economy’ research and development (R&D) challenge came together yesterday to share their innovative ideas after recently being selected from a competitive field of applicants.

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The Scottish Government has appointed Ellis Watson as chief business advisor to the First Minister, after creating the new role as part of its strategy to drive sustainable growth and long term economic success for Scotland. Mr Watson has held senior positions at a number of companies including John

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A series of recommendations have been published to further develop regional economies and help deliver Scotland’s economic transformation. The Regional Economic Policy Review, carried out by an expert advisory group, proposes further supporting the eight Regional Economic Partnerships (REPs) w

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A new report has said the outlook for Scotland’s budget in 2023-24 has become more challenging due to factors wholly outwith the control of the Scottish Government, but there are decisions that Deputy First Minister John Swinney can make to ease the path ahead for Scotland. In its pre-budget r

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The Scottish Government has announced that organisations applying for public sector grants will need to pay at least the real living wage and provide channels for staff to have a say in the workplace from July 2023. The condition applies to organisations receiving grants from the Scottish Government

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The Scottish Government's Techscaler network has opened up applications for tech companies looking to grow their operations, offering free mentorship and professional advice. The establishment of seven new Techscaler hubs delivers on a key priority in the Scottish Government’s National Strateg

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A new bill that will consolidate, reform and modernise long-standing laws governing the operation of trusts in Scotland has been published by Holyrood. Scots trust law is widely considered to be out of date, and the main legislation is now just over a century old.

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A return to austerity would have significant consequences for people and public services, deputy first minister John Swinney has warned ahead of the UK government’s autumn statement. Mr Swinney has called for an alternative to austerity to avoid the UK Government “prolonging” the r

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