SNP to pay for re-training
John Swinney, the Deputy First Minister and Education Secretary, today unveiled plans to encourage those working in business and industry to retrain as teachers..
As I See It
SUNDAY COMMENT: In his address to those attending the SNP’s 83rd annual conference Deputy First Minister John Swinney will run through a list of what the party has achieved, with one glaring exception.
As Gordon Brown calls for 'third way'...
Updated at 4pm Saturday: Nicola Sturgeon told her party faithful today that she would be willing to have a discussion
Business leaders were delighted when Nicola Sturgeon announced plans to split John Swinney’s brief and create a new post of Economy Secretary. They may be a little less happy about what came next.
Claim that staff 'won't move to Scotland'
John Swinney was forced to defend the government’s tax policies today after a businessman told him how he was having trouble enticing talented staff to Scotland. READ MORE
Support for business ahead of Budget
Scottish finance secretary John Swinney has declared that agreeing to support a programme for start-up companies… READ MORE
Business responds to Swinney decision...
Updated: Business has responded cautiously to Finance Secretary John Swinney’s decision to hand local authorities the power to change business rates… READ MORE
Minister welcomes first students
Scotland’s first academy dedicated to producing digital software skills has welcomed its first 15 students. READ MORE
Finance Secretary urges more activity
Finance Secretary John Swinney today called for an increase in business angel activity as part of a coordinated private-public sector strategy for growing companies in Scotland. READ MORE
Business Comment: Terry Murden
Fairness doesn’t follow growth. Fairness delivers growth. So said John Swinney as he declared that the SNP will demand the return of the 50p top rate of income tax. The FinanceRead More