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Scotland's economy grew by 0.2% during the fourth quarter of 2019, covering the period October to December. Change in gross domestic product (GDP) is the main indicator of economic growth. Over the year, compared to the fourth quarter of 2018, the economy has grown by 0.7%. In 2019 the economy

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Fourteen social entrepreneurs from across Scotland have secured a share of £67,000 from social enterprise start-up agency Firstport. Start It awards are part of the Scottish Government’s Social Entrepreneurs Fund, supporting individuals who are focussed on piloting new ideas th

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Finance secretary Kate Forbes has said that rapid joint engagement is needed on funding for the COVID-19 response in Scotland following the UK Government's budget. Responding to the UK budget announcement, Ms Forbes said: "While I’m pleased to see the UK Government’s economic response to

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Finance Secretary Kate Forbes has written to Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak ahead of the UK Budget, highlighting the key issues the Scottish Government wishes to raise, including: • Income tax• Barnett consequentials• EU funding and the economic impact of Brexit• Police

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Scotland’s spending on research and development is growing at a faster rate than the rest of the UK, according to the latest Business Enterprise Research and Development (BERD) statistics. In real terms, Scotland's increase in BERD spending between 2017 and 2018 exceeded the growth in the UK,

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Award-winning Glaswegian lager maker Genius Brewing (Gen!us) will ramp up production in 2020 with a £60,000 loan from UMi Debt Finance Scotland, a £12 million fund that forms part of the Scottish Government’s Scottish Growth Scheme. Genius Brewing was established in 2016 with a mis

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Criminals have been stopped from fraudulently withdrawing around £13 million from bank accounts, according to a new report into serious organised crime in Scotland.

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The Stirling and Clackmannanshire City Region Deal, which will ensure a £214 million investment package, was signed at a special event at Forth Valley College yesterday. The investment package covered seven areas of investment ranging from innovation, digital and culture, heritage and tourism.

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Following her delivery of the Scottish Budget, Kate Forbes has been appointed as cabinet secretary for finance. Ms Forbes' appointment was announced alongside the other cabinet appointments to the Scottish Government.

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