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academics have released a detailed plan for Scotland that could keep EU workers in the country.
Sturgeon said: "A vibrant and innovative manufacturing base is critical to Scotland's economic success and to creating skilled employment opportunities for the future.

All four of HSBC's global businesses are represented in Scotland, including retail banking and wealth management, commercial banking, global banking and markets with HSBC Securities and global private banking, as well as a range of service businesses.
On exporting, the report urges both governments to ensure Scottish businesses have their voices heard as EU negotiations progress and encourages exporting firms to help non-exporting firms expand.
A new report by Friends of the Earth Scotland discloses council pension investments in Shell, BP, Exxon, Chevron, Occidental and many other companies it says are involved in fracturing underground rocks to extract shale gas. The biggest investor is the ...
David Watt, executive director of the Institute of Directors in Scotland, declared transitional arrangements were "essential" because businesses must be given time to adapt. He added: "An immediate goal to pursue is a guarantee for EU citizens already ...

Scottish Development International (SDI) is the international economic development arm of government in Scotland and provides a broad range of services to support companies and institutions to help them develop their overseas businesses. SDI also helps ...
The "Edge Pledge" allows Scottish Edge-supported companies to set aside around 1 per cent from exits and future revenue streams to help us better fund up-and-coming entrepreneurs.
Scottish small business confidence has risen for the second consecutive quarter but a majority of these firms remain pessimistic about future conditions, a new survey has found.
A multi-million pound centre for developing new manufacturing processes to be used in sectors including aerospace and the car industry is to be set up near ...
Holyrood is to decide on plans to replace Air Passenger Duty, which the Scottish government wants to cut by 50%.
Scotland's digital technology sector is forecast to grow twice as fast as the Scottish economy overall in the years to 2024, a new report has claimed.
The Federation of Small businesses (FSB) found pessimism "subsided" north of the border in the last quarter. However, a majority of ... Its latest business sentiment survey indicated that profit margins in Scotland continue to be squeezed - with a net ...
SCOTTISH businesses are continuing to see profits squeezed because of rising costs linked to the collapse in sterling since last year's Brexit vote.
The HSBC Scottish Export Awards and International Trade Campaign in association with Scottish Enterprise and Highlands and Islands Enterprise bring together businesses from across Scotland to recognise and celebrate their entrepreneurial exporting ...
Plans to cut aviation tax in Scotland are "predominantly a tax giveaway for Scotland's wealthiest households and Corporations", according to a new report.
"The First Minister marketed her visit to California as an attempt to draw investment to Scottish businesses, not discuss more privatisation in our health service with billion-pound tech companies. "We aren't afraid of technological progress, and ...

HSBC's decision to make more funding available in Scotland was welcomed by the Federation of Small businesses. The federation's head of external affairs in Scotland, Colin Borland said: "HSBC have historically been smaller players in a Scottish SME ...
Scottish Secretary David Mundell will visit north-east Scotland today to meet fishermen in Peterhead and businesses in Aberdeen. Brexit negotiations are due to start next week and Mr Mundell wants to hear the priorities of fishermen and other north ...
A statement issued by the British High Commission in Accra and copied to the Ghana news agency said the visit would provide an opportunity for Scottish businesses to access the local market conditions, and to look for potential local partners ...
BfS are writing to all the party leaders in Scotland, calling on them to rethink Brexit and to back a soft Brexit with ongoing membership of the single market and, crucially, "a special deal for Scotland must be back in play if the UK won't stay in the ...
A once familiar name in rural Scotland has been re-born with the re-launch of the Farming & Wildlife Advisory Group (FWAG).
At a time when the pendulum of farm support looks set to swing towards payments for "public goods" - a term covering environmental and other services which ...
"It's been eye opening to explore the additional requirements businesses have - and are now demanding - and even more impressive to explore how willing the Scottish MSc students were to acquire the skills. Bring on the era of the data scientist 2.0".
A process used for warming hands is scaled up to develop big batteries to heat a house.
On 17 March 2017 the call for evidence by BEIS in support of its review of UK LPs came to a close. As part of the call, BEIS acknowledged concerns that some LPs registered in Scotland are being used for criminal activity and noted that the registration ...
businesses in Edinburgh city centre are to help fund police officers and charity workers to address issues of homelessness and begging in the area.
Nine Scottish companies feature in this year's league table of Britain's fastest growing firms - with clothing and footwear supplier GLD Group debuting as the top ranked Scottish company. The nine companies feature in the eighth annual Sunday Times ...
Scottish businesses like Nucleus and ShareIn are already disrupting traditional markets and it would be great to see a host of new companies coming through. We have one of the best start-up ecosystems in Europe, with access to smart, skilled people.
Employers in the field of digital technologies have been urged to start planning how to retain European Union workers following Brexit.
A Skills & Recruitment Survey of the Scottish technology sector carried out by Technology Scotland found that 70% of participants believed there is a disconnect between current university focus and industry requirements.
Something big is brewing here in Scotland when it comes to tech. Collectively, we are doing something right. companies like Skyscanner and its CEO-founder, VCs like Scottish Equity Partners, individuals like Chris van der Kuyl and entrepreneur support ...
The visit of former US President Barack Obama to Scotland has ignited an entrepreneurial surge - with a call for 1,000 Scottish business leaders to give one hour of their time, in schools, to inspire students. Founders4Schools, a high growth charity ...
Scotland's ambitious food and drink industry has been a key part of our economic story for nearly ten years and it's set to continue building momentum, as well as increasing employment, investment, exports, and research and development spending over ...
An increase in corporation tax, and the reintroduction of the lower small profits rate of corporation tax to protect small businesses. Labour has introduced a 'Fiscal Credibility Rule' which states that government should not borrow money to pay for day ...
Scotland's digital scene is buzzing, with First Minister Nicola Sturgeon pledging 100 per cent superfast broadband coverage by 2021, but we will have to fight hard to move away from the juxtaposition argument - that the reason Scottish digital is ...
businesses in the Scottish Borders are being urged to be vigilant, after fake bank notes were used in a number of transactions.
The latest Brexit survey by ScotlandIS - which represents around 300 software, telecoms, IT and digital agency businesses throughout Scotland - advises digital tech companies to openly address the issue of Brexit and the uncertainties facing EU workers ...
"With the SNP focused on independence they've neglected jobs, businesses and Scotland's economy." The item club said Scottish households were "likely to endure a fall in real incomes" this year as a result in part of rising inflation and "weak" labour ...
Today's findings from the EY ITEM Club represent a timely snapshot of the current health of the Scottish economy coming as they do just two days before voting in the General election.
Over 20,000 votes have been cast to find the best of Scotland's home improvement trade - with competing businesses whittled down by public vote to create a list of favourites. This year, the competition has received more nominations and votes than ever ...
Scottish food start-up Mara harvests seaweed for the table. Besides selling its products in Britain and the US, it wants to expand exports across the EU.
Last week, the Scottish Chambers of Commerce network and women's Enterprise Scotland launched a major new partnership aimed at creating an environment where women-led businesses can start up and more women run businesses can grow.
The annual skills and recruitment survey by trade body technology Scotland found that while employers believe the sector remains vibrant, and the country is an attractive place to do business, the UK-wide skills shortage is hampering growth.
"As the Scottish data centre market grows, and becomes more sophisticated, it will become more and more important for Scottish-based companies to support these services locally." 200 Voices: find out more about the people who have shaped Scotland.
High-flying technology 'unicorns' are no longer 'capital light' businesses like Airbnb and Spotify delaying their stock market flotations, or initial public offers (IPOs), because they don't need shareholders' money, says Scottish mortgage Trust (SMT ...
Scotland's engineering and manufacturing sector has recorded a third strong quarter in a row, an industry survey has found.
That's among the only good news for her vegetable farm in New Scotland, where, like many other farmers, Rice has been working a mix of brief spurts and 14-hour days as she fights the onslaught of rain that's brought planting and field work to a halt ...
THE SCOTTISH AND UK Labour parties go into the 8 June General election uncomfortably straddling the major ideological fault lines in the party.
fracking consultation ends with rally and cross-party of MSPs backing a full ban anti-fracking CAMPAIGNERS hope that the "landmark" consultation on ...


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