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Finance minister Kate Forbes has joined her counterparts in Wales and Northern Ireland to call for further action to help households and businesses ahead of another increase in energy prices. In a joint letter to the new Chancellor of the Exchequer Nadhim Zahawi, ministers say the focus should be on

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According to new figures published by HMRC, Scotland has outperformed the rest of the UK with total exports up 5.7% for the year ending March 2022. As a whole, when excluding oil and gas, the UK's total exports is down 2.8%.

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Scotland's onshore GDP decreased by -0.5% in April, according to statistics announced by Scotland's Chief Statistician. Output remains above the pre-pandemic level of February 2020, by 0.6%.

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An assessment will be carried out into how funding for the Scottish Government is calculated. During a meeting of the Joint Exchequer Committee (JEC) the UK and Scottish Governments announced an independent report has been commissioned to evaluate the block grant adjustment funding arrangements for

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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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