CBI Scotland

First Minister outlines Scotland's route out of lockdown

A route map setting out a phased approach to easing lockdown restrictions while still suppressing coronavirus has been published by the Scottish Government.

Published 22 May 2020

Chancellor announces government will pay workers wages amid coronavirus outbreak

Chancellor Rishi Sunak's announcement that the UK Government will pay the wages of employees unable to work due to the COVID-19 outbreak has been roundly welcomed.

Published 23 March 2020

UK budget: Business and financial sector responds

Yesterday, Chancellor Rishi Sunak delivered his first Budget for 2020/21 in the House of Commons.

Published 12 March 2020

CBI Scotland: Politicians must put party politics aside and focus on the economy

Ahead of the Scottish Budget, CBI Scotland has called on politicians of all parties to put the economy at the front and centre of the political debate in Scotland and focus on policies that will strengthen the economy and encourage investment.

Published 28 January 2020

CBI Scotland: Scottish and UK Governments can lean on business to make a success of trade negotiations

The partnership between business and government holds the key to negotiating successful trade deals with partners around the world, CBI Scotland director Tracy Black told an audience of business leaders and Scottish and UK Government officials at an event in Edinburgh today.

Published 20 January 2020

Scottish labour market statistics reveal decline in Scottish employment rate

The Scottish Labour Market Statistics for Jun-August 2019 released today by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) have reported a 1.4% drop in the Scottish employment rate.

Published 15 October 2019

New productivity report from CBI and KPMG calls for Scottish 'data bank'

Scottish policy-makers should consider the creation of a "Productivity Data Bank" to help accelerate solutions to Scotland's productivity challenges, according to CBI Scotland and KPMG.

Published 9 September 2019

Scotland's revenues grow by £3 billion and deficit continues to fall

Scotland’s notional deficit is falling faster than the UK’s with onshore revenues increasing by 5.1% to reach £61.3 billion in 2018-19 as a result of continued economic growth, according to Government Expenditure and Revenue Scotland (GERS) figures published today.

Published 21 August 2019