Charge could boost property sector
Finance Minister Derek Mackay has called for an ‘accelerator fee’ to be applied to commercial
As I See It
There are lots of clever folk telling us how much output will be lost as a result of the big freeze: £200M? £500m? £1 billion?
Research group says tax rises not enough
Derek Mackay will need to use Thursday’s Budget to boost the country’s economic output
Positive outlook among firms
Optimism among most Scottish businesses is higher than a year ago ..
Economists call for debate
Economists have called for a debate on Scotland’s devolved budget and the mounting pressure of spending commitments on public services…
Better figures for economy
Scottish exporters are making some gains from the weak pound, although the benefits are being offset by rising import costs…
Strategy to improve performance
An economy think tank is joining forces with the Fraser of Allander Institute to develop a plan aimed at tackling Scotland’s weak performance..
New data warning for government
Scotland’s economy is under-performing the UK and teetering on the brink of recession, according to new data…
Pick up in confidence
Oil and gas businesses are seeing signs of recovery and are more confident about prospects ..
Coal is dead, long live wind power…why today is major milestone PLUS Aberdeen on the mend… new evidence of stability in the oil capital..