Scottish Government

RSE invests £1.8m in future of research

The Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) has announced £1,805,000 in grants, funded by the Scottish Government, through the RSE Saltire Research Awards.

Published 23 September 2021

Software testing expert 2i secures £20m contract to lead social security transformation

Edinburgh-based software testing company 2i has landed a £20 million contract to help the Scottish Government deliver social security in Scotland.

Published 22 September 2021

Scotland’s onshore GDP fell by 0.2% in July

Scotland’s onshore GDP fell by 0.2% in July, according to statistics announced today by Scotland's chief statistician.

Published 22 September 2021

Scottish Government announces £500,000 funding to conserve wild salmon

More than £500,000 of funding has been announced by the Scottish Government to study the pressures faced from pollution and climate change.

Published 20 September 2021

Scottish economy grows 4.7% in second quarter of 2021

Scotland's Chief Statistician has released statistics showing that the economy grew by 4.7% during April to June 2021.

Published 15 September 2021

Scotland’s employment rate estimate increased to 74.1% between May and July

For May-July 2021, Scotland’s employment rate estimate increased over the quarter to 74.1%, according to the latest figures published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Published 14 September 2021

Finance secretary Kate Forbes seeks assurances on National Insurance increase

Following UK Government plans to implement a 1.25% increase in National Insurance contributions to fund the NHS and social care in England, finance secretary Kate Forbes is seeking assurances that the UK Government will cover the full cost of this increase for public sector employers.

Published 13 September 2021

SRC: Scottish Budget must stimulate a sustainable retail recovery

The Scottish Retail Consortium (SRC) has published its recommendations for the Scottish Government’s 2022-2023 Budget calling for action to stimulate consumer spending, protect vulnerable consumers, and support hard-pressed businesses.

Published 10 September 2021

Scottish Government invests £384m to improve rural broadband access

Tens of thousands of rural and island homes and businesses in Scotland are set to access the UK’s fastest and most reliable broadband.

Published 3 September 2021

Scottish Government announces funding support for fishing and marine businesses

Fishing businesses and marine organisations in Scotland have been awarded funding to mitigate the impacts of Brexit and help the sector recover from effects of COVID-19.

Published 3 September 2021

IPPR: Overwhelming support for four-day week in Scotland

New polling, published in an IPPR Scotland report released today, has revealed that people in Scotland are overwhelmingly supportive of the introduction of a four-day working week.

Published 1 September 2021

Scottish Government announces £715,000 fund for pig producers

A new Scottish Government scheme will provide up to £715,000 of financial support to pig producers affected by the temporary closure of the abattoir at Brechin earlier this year.

Published 31 August 2021

Scots warned about new scams as ScamWatch Week gets underway

Consumers have been urged to be aware of new scams which are on the rise in Scotland as national ScamWatch Week gets underway.

Published 30 August 2021

Scottish Government to invest £5.3bn in social security support

Social security expenditure in Scotland will total £5.2 billion in 2026-27, according to the Scottish Fiscal Commission’s latest forecast report published today.

Published 27 August 2021

Scotland’s onshore GDP grew by 0.9% in June

Scotland’s onshore GDP grew by 0.9% in June, according to statistics announced by Scotland's chief statistician.

Published 26 August 2021