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First Minister John Swinney has outlined his economic ambitions for Scotland during a speech at the Barclays Campus in Glasgow’s financial district. Mr Swinney said poor decision-making at UK level, typified by Brexit and immigration policy, means the Scottish Government must work even harder

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Thousands more taxpayers moved to Scotland than left each year in the period after Scottish Income Tax was brought in, new HMRC research has found. The study, looking at movement within the UK over 12 years, found a steady increase in net migration of taxpayers in the five years from when the tax wa

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Companies which took part in the Scottish Government’s first ever business delegation at COP28 have said they expect to generate an estimated £66.74 million in net zero export sales over the next three years, according to a new report published today. A total of 19 net zero focussed Scot

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A recent report has revealed the substantial impact of Scotland's public sector procurement expenditure, contributing over £13 billion to the nation's economic activity and bolstering its GDP by £7.5bn during the fiscal year 2021-22. The fifth annual report on procurement activity in Sco

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A taskforce created to identify and propose solutions to barriers to investing in homes met for the first time yesterday. The first Housing Investment Taskforce meeting was held in London and attended by housing minister Paul McLennan and various stakeholders from housing and finance.

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Scottish financial services industry has reported significant strategic strides as industry leaders meet to discuss continued growth and collaboration. Scottish Financial Enterprise, City of London Corporation and Scottish Government met in Edinburgh on Thursday to discuss opportunities for gro

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Techscaler, the Scottish Government's tech startup support programme, and FinTech Scotland, the cluster body driving Scotland’s fintech innovation, have announced a strategic partnership poised to drive forward Scotland's fintech sector development. FinTech SMEs now employ more than 10,500 peo

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Bio-based businesses in Scotland will soon have access to a vital new infrastructure that will enable them to scale up their products. Through Scottish Enterprise, the Scottish Government has announced an £847,000 investment to support the purchase and installation of a 300-litre fermenter at

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The small proportion of women running companies in Scotland must be addressed as a matter of urgency, Wellbeing Economy Secretary Màiri McAllan has told business leaders. Addressing Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Business Awards, Ms McAllan said the fact that only just over one-

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A funding package has been agreed to secure an estimated £350 million in inward investment for a major energy industry expansion in the Highlands. Sumitomo Electric UK Power Cables Ltd (SEUK), a subsidiary of Japanese company Sumitomo Electric Industries Ltd (SEI) is planning to establish

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