Scottish Government

Financial advice service helps low income households save more than £6m

Free financial advice service Money Talk Team has helped low-income households save more than £6 million, the Scottish Government has revealed.

Published 20 August 2019

£13m written off value of public stake in BiFab

The value of the taxpayer's stake in BiFab fabrication yards has been cut by a dramatic £13 million.

Published 19 August 2019

Scottish Enterprise to lead work to transform Michelin Dundee site

Scottish Enterprise will lead work to transform the future of the Michelin Dundee site under a new plan agreed by the Scottish Government, working group partners and Michelin management.

Published 30 November 2018

SNP conference delegates back Scottish National Investment Bank

The Scottish Government should explore the creation of a new Scottish National Investment Bank, delegates at the SNP's national conference have said.

Published 20 March 2017

Swinney to publish fiscal framework documents

The Scottish Government will publish all the key papers on the Fiscal Framework before the end of the parliamentary term, Deputy First Minister John Swinney has announced.

Published 8 February 2016

Sturgeon announces £78m business innovation fund

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon today announced a new £78 million innovation fund at a private meeting of 80 key business leaders.

Published 28 September 2015

Scottish Government to oppose Channel 4 privatisation

The Scottish Government has declared its opposition to the privatisation of the Channel Four Television Corporation.

Published 28 September 2015

Days lost to Scots industrial disputes down 84 per cent in 7 years

Fewer days have been lost to industrial disputes in Scotland than anywhere else in the UK, according to the Scottish Government.

Published 14 September 2015

Revenue Scotland launches search for chief executive

The Scottish Government is searching for a new chief executive to head up Revenue Scotland, the body responsible for collecting devolved taxes like the Land and Buildings Transaction Tax.

Published 14 September 2015

Project delays continue as ONS questions Eurostat over funding classification

A number of capital projects under the Hub programme run by the Scottish Futures Trust (SFT) cannot reach financial close until EU statisticians complete a review into the classification of the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route (AWPR).

Published 10 September 2015

Think tank proposes digital currency for Scotland

An independent think tank has called for the creation of a new digital currency for Scotland, saying that the country's political and economic status mean it is "uniquely placed" to pioneer the technology.

Published 10 September 2015

Devolved income tax powers could face delays

Partial control over income tax rates in Scotland may not be devolved before the Scottish budget is presented to Holyrood, according to an internal HMRC document.

Published 9 September 2015

Scottish farm debt increases by 4 per cent

Outstanding debt of Scottish farms increased four per cent over the past year according to new Scottish Government figures, marking the sixth consecutive annual increase in Scottish farm debt.

Published 8 September 2015

Film and TV makers boost Scots economy by £45m

Film and TV producers spent a record £45.2 million shooting on location in Scotland last year, culture secretary Fiona Hyslop revealed today.

Published 7 September 2015

Almost 135,000 Scots hired by Living Wage firms

Almost 135,000 people in Scotland are employed by accredited Living Wage employers, according to new figures obtained in the Scottish Parliament last week.

Published 7 September 2015