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Four firms from Tayside and Fife have won a share of over £400,000 in funding to use in development of projects using 5G technology. The Tay5G challenge fund is a collaborative initiative under the Tay Cities Region Deal, in partnership with the Scotland 5G Centre and industry stakeholders.

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The first phase of a new initiative to identify and nurture new entrepreneurial talent has been launched. Funding of up to £1.5 million will be delivered through the Pathways Pre-Start Fund this financial year to provide support, mentoring and advice services for people thinking about taking t

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First Minister Humza Yousaf has laid out a comprehensive Programme for Government aimed at boosting Scotland’s economic growth, supporting small businesses, and combatting poverty. The programme includes 14 new bills focusing heavily on social welfare measures such as tenants' rights, free sch

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Scottish Development International (SDI) has revealed a notable surge in Scotland’s export figures, showcasing the country’s robust global appeal in spite of recent economic headwinds.

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Scotland's financial health has seen improvements in the past year, with particular emphasis on the country's growing fiscal balance, revealed in the latest Government Expenditure and Revenue Scotland (GERS) figures)

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Energy firm Drax Group has received approval from the Scottish Government to construct a new £500 million underground pumped storage hydro plant at its existing Cruachan facility in Argyll. The decision, made through the Section 36 process, represents a significant step in Scotland's journey t

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Clare Paterson writes about the initiatives and efforts undertaken by the Scottish Government and the construction industry to reform the process of construction procurement, discussing recent workshops focused on streamlining procurement, increasing collaboration, and improving outcomes. On average

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Ahead of the 1 October licence applications deadline, housing minister Paul McLennan discusses the importance of the short term let licensing scheme in Scotland, looking at its benefits to tourism and local economies, and addressing potential safety and housing availability risks. A few weeks ago, I

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Just Enterprise, a collective of 11 Scottish social enterprise support organisations, has received a £4.75 million grant from the Scottish Government to help bolster financial resilience and growth within the social enterprise sector The four-year initiative will provide early stage social ent

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Scotland is set to create its first two Investment Zones in the Glasgow City Region and the North East, with up to £160 million of targeted investment, tax reliefs, and other incentives being earmarked over the next five years. This joint initiative by the Scottish and UK governments aims to b

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The Scottish Government has established a Tax Advisory Group to deliver strategic advice on the tax system as part of its Medium-Term Financial Strategy. This move is aligned with a recommendation from the New Deal for Business. The newly-formed group consists of leading economists, academics, and r

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