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Tax Support for Businesses

Non-Domestic Rates Legislation New draft legislation on non-domestic rates (NDR) aims to tackle tax avoidance and promote the Scottish Government’s ground-breaking Deposit Return Scheme. Regulations laid before the Scottish Parliament will empower councils to crack down on tax-avoidance such as the artificial use of insolvency,

How Brexit damages businesses and livelihoods

Brexit is making us all poorer: the facts Scotland overwhelmingly voted against Brexit but it was imposed by the Tories, resulting in long-term economic decline and making the cost of living crisis even worse. Brexit is now also fully supported by Keir Starmer and Anas

Scotland should not have to pay the price of a failing Brexit

UK Fundamentally on the Wrong Path Almost three years on from Brexit, blatantly imposed on Scotland by the Tories and their Labour accomplices at Westminster, the economic damage of it gets starker by the day. The immense damage of Brexit has been felt by businesses,

Graeme Visits DJ Laing for Family Business Week

Celebrating & Supporting Family Firms During the Cost-of-Living Crisis For Family Business Week, Graeme visited DJ Laing in Carnoustie to celebrate their amazing work. DJ Laing was established in 1975 as a civil engineering contractor, by David and Dorothy Laing. Today, the next generation are

Exporters Express ‘Real Fear’ of Retained EU Law Bill

Brexit ‘Shock to the System’ for Trading Scottish exporters have expressed their concern around the UK Government’s Retained EU Law Bill, which seeks to revoke over 2,400 pieces of EU legislation that were included in the UK statute book at the end of the Brexit transition

Brexit Shortfall of £982 per Angus Household

Business Leader Says ‘No Evidence’ of Brexit Dividend Households and businesses in Angus and across Scotland are being made to suffer from the worst of the Tories’ botched Brexit, which it is estimated has thus far cost the UK as a whole £31bn. That would

Scottish Exports Outperform UK as a Whole

Significant Growth in First Half of 2022 HMRC statistics released today show that Scotland has again outperformed the UK where exports are concerned in the first six months of 2022. Scottish exports continue to show strong performance and growth across a number of commodities, with

Investing in Scotland’s Workforce

Up to £15,000 for Eligible Businesses Thousands of businesses can now apply for up to £15,000 to help retrain and upskill their workforce. The Scottish Government’s Flexible Workforce Development Fund provides workers in organisations of all sizes with access to training courses through local colleges,

Scotland Leading UK on Investment

Outperforming UK on Foreign Direct Investment Scotland has recorded a 14% increase in Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) projects in 2021, according to Ernst & Young’s (EY) latest Annual Attractiveness Survey results. Figures published today show this significant level of investment is compared to an increase

Brexit Border Trouble Still Hitting Businesses

UK Government Action Needed on Food Shortages The SNP has demanded UK ministers “take their heads out of the sand” and act to reduce the trading burden for businesses and prevent further reduction in the availability of food. The call follows a report by the