There is no soft Brexit for Scotland

The pattern is recognisable by now. Theresa May draws red lines and promises not to cross them, while the hardline Tory Brexiteers surrounding her don’t so much follow her party line as stay their hand a little longer; until the…

FOCUS on growth for Scots film and TV sectors

Twenty Scottish based screen production companies are now receiving expert sector-specific business support as part of an initiative to help grow and strengthen Scotland’s film and TV industry. FOCUS is a two-year pilot project developed to address current market conditions…

Edinburgh 2nd best city in UK to start a business

Edinburgh is the second best city in the UK to start a small business, just missing out on the top spot to Brighton. The table, compiled by Informi, studied a range of factors from the 63 largest towns and cities…

Business owners / managers, do you think the Government should legislate against late payment?

In 2016 Business for Scotland conducted a survey on the impact of late payments on business growth and cash flow. The valuable feedback we gained from businesses gave us the means to undertake 18 months of lobbying on the issue….

SNP on course to miss recycling target by 12 years

The SNP are on course to miss their household recycling targets by a significant margin according to analysis undertaken by the Scottish Conservatives. The figures come as the Scottish Conservatives prepare to use this week in the Scottish Parliament to…

Wind turbines generating “record levels” of power

Most of Scotland’s energy demand was met by wind power in October, according to weather data firm, WeatherEnergy. The company said wind turbines were generating power at “record levels”, or 98% of the country’s requirement, generating enough to power nearly…

1.3m Scots have benefited from £63m social investment in just one year

More than one million Scots have benefited either directly or indirectly from social investment, according to a new report from Social Investment Scotland (SIS). The latest annual social impact report shows the investment, totalling £63 million, has helped nearly 300,000…

Trust, not greed, will drive prosperity in an independent Scotland

When we talk about economics, we talk about currency, about GDP growth, productivity, wage growth, the balance of trade and interest rates, even how the FTSE is trading. But all of these are insignificant economic measures compared to the one…

Scottish Ambulance staff assaulted 460 times in under 4 years

Scottish Ambulance Services staff have been subjected to 460 verbal and physical assaults since the beginning of 2015, according to figures from the Scottish Conservatives. The figures, published in response to a Freedom of Information request, show that in 2015…

The UK economy is doomed to fail and those in charge don’t know why

All over the world political leaders and economists are crying out for a new economic solution.  Its now ten years since we  saw the global economy collapse and the banks bailed out, and severe cuts were made to government investment…