Scottish Government

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The 2021-22 Provisional Outturn has been published detailing how the Scottish Government spent £47 billion on funding key public services to mitigate the impacts of the covid pandemic and help tackle the rising cost of living pressures. The remaining £650m of available funding has been c

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A new monitor is being launched by the Scottish Government to help inform policy decisions to reduce Scotland’s vulnerability to future financial and environmental shocks, helping build a more prosperous, resilient, equal and sustainable economy. The Wellbeing Economy Monitor will complement t

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The Scottish Government’s income from homeowners has risen over 65% in the last three years according to analysis of the latest figures by property firm DJ Alexander Ltd. The firm found that the latest Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT) data reveals that the Scottish Government has seen

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Finance Ministers across the UK met in Cardiff yesterday, with how to support people and businesses with soaring bills dominating discussion. The price of food, fuel, energy, clothes, travel costs and rent continue to go up as inflation rises. And OFGEM has warned energy bills are set to rise again

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon will pledge the Scottish Government’s support to work in partnership with industry for a more resilient economy following the pandemic, to help create a wealthier, fairer and greener Scotland. In the opening address at the Scottish Council for Development and Ind

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Eight new members have been appointed to an advisory group, with the aim of growing Scotland’s exports and delivering on the objectives of ‘A Trading Nation’ (ATN), the new group will meet for the first time today. The new members of the board are:

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Scotland outpaced both the UK and Europe last year by securing 122 inward investment projects - up 14% on 2020 results - and is polling at record levels among investors who consider Scotland to be the UK’s top foreign direct investment (FDI) location, according to EY’s latest Scotland A

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Prioritising public spending is essential to grow a stronger economy as Scotland recovers from the pandemic and faces up to the cost of living crisis, finance secretary Kate Forbes has said. Speaking ahead of the publication of the Resource Spending Review, Ms Forbes said more focused government and

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Proposals to help tackle the climate and biodiversity crisis by supporting Scotland’s transition to a zero-waste and circular economy have been launched. The measures, designed to significantly increase reuse and recycling rates, and modernise and improve waste and recycling services, are set

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Projects which will improve Scotland’s timber transport infrastructure, benefit rural communities and help to decarbonise the forestry sector, have been awarded over £7 million from the Scottish Government. Work to upgrade fragile rural roads, the creation of new forest haulage routes, a

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Finance secretary Kate Forbes has welcomed the short term action announced by the Chancellor of the Exchequer to ease the cost of living crisis, but warned more support is needed for households and businesses as the cost of living crisis worsens. Following calls from the Scottish Government, the UK

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Households and businesses are struggling to cope with the cost of living crisis and need urgent action from the UK Government, according to finance secretary Kate Forbes. With inflation reaching a 40 year high of 9% and forecast to rise higher, Ms Forbes has written to the Chancellor of the Excheque

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Legislation to support smaller businesses to raise finance, helping them maintain income and address rising business costs has been published by the Scottish Government. The Moveable Transactions (Scotland) Bill will give new opportunities to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and other busin

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