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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

Ensuring An Economic Recovery In Angus

A Manifesto for Angus South: Support for Local Business Through the pandemic more than ever, but also long before, the SNP Scottish Government has been taking decisive action that has supported businesses right across Angus. A re-elected SNP government will drive economic recovery in Angus,

Getting Scotland Working Smarter

Delivering for Scotland #7: Increased Productivity Scotland has one of the strongest economies in the world – with advantages and resources few nations can match. The SNP is absolutely committed to building a more competitive, more sustainable and fairer economy, and a major part of

Scotland as an Exporting Powerhouse

Delivering for Scotland #11: Exports & Foreign Direct Investment International trade and investment are vital to improving Scotland’s competitiveness and reducing economic inequality. The SNP in government has done a great deal to promote Scotland as an attractive place to live, work, invest and do