Scottish Government



Scotland's GDP grew by 2.3% in Q4 2020

Scotland’s GDP is now estimated to have grown by 2.3% during the final quarter of 2020, according to statistics announced today by Scotland's Chief Statistician.

Published 5 May 2021

Scottish local government expenditure hits £11.7m in 2019-20

In 2019-20, local government net revenue expenditure in Scotland reached £11,077 million, according to the latest figures released by Scotland's chief statistician.

Published 28 April 2021

Scotland's GDP grew by 0.9% in February

Scotland’s onshore GDP grew by 0.9% in February, according to statistics announced today by Scotland's Chief Statistician.

Published 21 April 2021

Richer Scots pay more tax than English, IFS study finds

The Scottish Government has used its devolved tax and benefit powers to craft a more progressive system than is in place in the rest of the UK, according to the latest study by the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS).

Published 15 April 2021

SRC breathes sigh of relief for shops as Scottish reopening date is confirmed

The Scottish Retail Consortium (SRC) has welcomed confirmation from the Scottish Government that all shops will be able to reopen from Monday 26th April. This will bring an end to the forced closure of so-called non-essential retail which commenced on the 26th of December.

Published 14 April 2021

Wylie & Bisset unveils road map to hybrid working model

Noting that the Scottish Government’s road map to recovery means it can re-open its office on Monday 26 April, chartered accountants Wylie & Bisset has unveiled its own road map to the adoption of new hybrid working practices.

Published 6 April 2021

Scottish farm incomes dropped by 36% in 2020

Scottish farm incomes dropped by more than a third last year (36%) while the average farm business would have made a loss of £17,100 without support payments, according to new figures released by the Scottish Government.

Published 6 April 2021

Scottish businesses received over £1.94bn in grants throughout pandemic

Scottish businesses have benefited from more than £1.94 billion in grants paid directly to businesses since March 2020.

Published 25 March 2021

Scottish Government announces £25m funding for tourism recovery

Holiday vouchers, discounts for days out and a marketing fund are included in a new £25 million tourism recovery programme announced by the Scottish Government.

Published 25 March 2021

Scottish Government announces new £5m plan for social enterprises

A new Social Enterprise Action Plan will offer increased support to the sector, including £5 million of funding to boost its potential for growth and put the social enterprise model at the heart of Scotland’s recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.

Published 25 March 2021

Mark Logan to oversee Scotland's £7m tech-led recovery

Mark Logan, a leading expert in scaling digital businesses, has been appointed to oversee work, which is backed by £7 million of funding, to establish Scotland as a world-class technology hub.

Published 24 March 2021

Scottish Government announces £1m funding for armed forces charities

Armed forces charities across Scotland will benefit from a new £1 million support fund.

Published 24 March 2021

Scottish Government launches £1m digital support programme

A new £1 million digital support programme for creative and cultural businesses has been launched by the Scottish Government.

Published 23 March 2021

Over 2,800 Scottish businesses in the wedding sector supported by £25m fund

More than 2,800 businesses that operate within the Scottish wedding industry have been supported by £25.9 million worth of funding to help survive the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Published 23 March 2021

Scotland's employment rate fell to 74.3% from November to January

For November to January 2021, Scotland’s employment rate estimate fell over the quarter to 74.3%, according to the latest Labour Market Statistics released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Published 23 March 2021