Priorities for Sustainable Growth Outlined
Fair work and more efficient public services will be at the heart of Scotland’s economy, Deputy First Minister Shona Robison has pledged.
Plans to deliver real benefits to the people of Scotland through a strong, green economy, underpinned by the most progressive tax system in the UK, are outlined in the Scottish Government’s Portfolio Prospectus which pledges firm actions to be achieved by 2026.
- creating the UK’s most progressive tax system to deliver public services, tackle poverty and grow the wellbeing economy
- increasing the number of workers earning at least the real living wage, while narrowing the gender pay gap
- making Scotland a leading European start-up nation, in which more businesses are created and grow to scale
- growing international exports while diversifying into new markets
- laying foundations to produce 5 Gigawatts (GW) of hydrogen production by 2030, as part of a Scottish hydrogen supply chain
- implementing a New Deal for Local Government, including a fiscal framework, to tackle collective challenges and improve outcomes
The Scottish Government’s Policy Prospectus is based on three missions: equality, opportunity and community.