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New Job Opportunities in North Lanarkshire

As part of a new Growth Programme Team within North Lanarkshire, North Lanarkshire Council have issued job vacancy adverts for the following posts: Economic Analyst (closing 7th November)As an Economic Analyst, you will be responsible for analysing, interpreting, reporting and advising on socio...


'Selling your business?' Workshop Invitation

Selling your Business? Why not sell to your employees?Planning for succession is one of the biggest challenges a business owner will face, and despite the fact that giving the topic early consideration can mean better results for the employer, the employees and the business, many delay. Instead of v...


EDAS Board Recruitment

EDAS aims to facilitate a substantial improvement in the effectiveness of economic development activity in Scotland through raising the knowledge, skills and networks of those involved in all aspects of economic development. We have a Board of 14 directors who are responsible for all aspects of...


For Whom the Economy Grows

“What’s in a name?” asked Shakespeare. But hey, I’m an economist, so let me ask a somewhat different question: What’s in a number?Quite a lot, suggest Senators Chuck Schumer and Martin Heinrich. This week they introduced a bill that would direct the Bureau of Economic Analysis, which...


Thinktank calls for major overhaul of Britain's economy

IPPR commission suggests changes on a par with Labour’s post-war reformsA radical overhaul of Britain’s economy as far-reaching as Labour’s post-war reforms and the Thatcherite revolution in the 1980s is needed to address the UK’s chronic failure to raise the standard of living of millions o...


Unlocking the value of data key to UK economic growth

The Scottish government has identified data-driven innovation as a key area for potential economic growth, and they plan to invest accordingly. Rachel Aldighieri, MD of the DMA, highlights the need for cross-sector collaboration to discover the true worth of data.Earlier this month, Theresa May sign...


Selling Your Business? - Co-operative Development Scotland Workshop, 27th September

Invitation to attend ‘Selling your business? Discover why Fitwise and Jerba Campervans sold to their employees' workshop – 27 September 2018, Law Society, Edinburgh  Aimed at business owners considering an exit from their company, this session will give attendees the opportunity to hear dir...


£1.2 Billion City Deal ‘exciting step towards brighter future’

Theresa May hails £1.2bn city deal as ‘exciting step towards brighter future’Prime Minister Theresa May has hailed the £1.2 billion city deal for Scotland’s capital as an “exciting step towards a brighter future” for Edinburgh and the south east of Scotland.Both the UK and Scottish gover...


Job Vacancy: Project Development Manager

To support the delivery of North Lanarkshire Council’s ‘Ambition Plan’ for physical regeneration and growth, we are seeking to appoint a Project Development Manager as part of the new Growth Team within Enterprise and Housing Resources.Ref No: NLA03301Published: 27/07/18Closes: 10/08/18Locatio...


Job Vacancy: Project Manager, Economic Outcomes

Vacancy: Project Manager, Economic OutcomesPost Title: Project Manager, Economic OutcomesSalary: £31,935 - £37,573Hours: Standard working hours are 36 Hrs pw.  However, there is potential for flexibility and the appointment may be made on a less than full-time basis (e.g. 4 day...


Fraser of Allander Institute June Economic Commentary

Cautious optimism for growth in 2018/19 but lack of clarity on Brexit risks ‘holding back Scotland’s recovery’Scottish economic growth is set to recover this year but remain below trend according to the University of Strathclyde’s Fraser of Allander Institute. In its latest Economic Com...


Unlocking Ambition business stars announced

Next generation of business people to build successful companies with a social conscience.  Twenty of Scotland’s most talented, innovative and ambitious entrepreneurs will start the first Unlocking Ambition Challenge to find Scotland’s next business success story.Unlocking Ambition aim...


EKOS Vacancy: Research Positions - Research Consultant

Based in Glasgow, EKOS is an independent research consultancy that specialises in providing evidence based research services and creative solutions to enhance economic competitiveness and deliver inclusive growth. We work with a UK wide client base ranging from small community groups, to national ag...


SQW Vacancy: Economic development and evaluation specialists for City Deal research

Consultants and Managing Consultants London, Manchester, or Edinburgh,Due to continued growth, SQW is looking to recruit bright, motivated and experienced Consultants and Managing Consultants.  This is an exciting opportunity to join one of the UK’s leading economic development consultancies...


SE Workshop: ‘Selling your business? Discover why ERS and Mediascape sold to their employees'

Attend this workshop to learn how employee ownership offers a tax efficient exit route that protects your company’s legacy while providing a competitive price for the business.  Could it be the right succession solution for you?Aimed at business owners considering an exit from their company,...


Flatlining growth paints grim picture for Scottish economy

Scotland’s economy is facing a grim outlook with a warning from business chiefs that the country’s flatlining growth will continue to lag behind the rest of the UK. The state of the domestic economy has been singled out as a barrier to growth in a survey by the Federation of Small Business...


Bank of England offers EU investment banks easy access to city after Brexit

Yesterday, in a move to maintain London's status as a global financial centre, the bank of England said it would allow EU based investment banks access to the City with 'EU passport' similar to schemes employed by Japan the US.The Governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney said the UK's stance of...


Household Cost Indices from the ONS Show Retirees Living Standards Improve Whilst Worker's Fall

The Office for National Statistics today released their new Household Costs Indices, a new kind of experimental data that tracks indices for household groups from 2005 to 2017.Disposable income for those of working age decrease year on year from 2006. Wages during this time grew by 26% whilst costs...


SNP asked to find extra £150 million in budget or lose Green's support

On Friday evening the Scottish Green Party told Nicola Sturgeon's government that she must find an extra £150 million for funding of Scottish local councils in order to gain the parties support. Since the SNP is a minority government, they must gain three votes from another part in order to pa...


Derek McKay advised against 50p top rate of tax by senior government advisor.

A report released by senior advisor to Nicola Sturgeon; Gary Gillespie has recommended against raising the top rate of tax to 50p. The report claims that additional rate (AR) tax payers are 'more mobile' and have 'more opportunities for reducing their tax bill compared to taxpayers on lower inc...


The Federation of Small Business urge ministers to 'Steady Economic Ship'

In a report published today, the Federation of Small Business (FSB) found that three fifths of businesses don't want the government to change income taxation, with two thirds believing it would be detrimental to the economy. The survey conducted this November on 315 Businesses in Scotland, foun...


£15 million grants available through 'Tampon Tax' fund

Following legislation from the Westminster government's 2015 Autumn statement, VAT on sanitary wear is now used to provide grants for women's health support and economic development charities. There are currently grants of £1 million pounds each available to charities that support women's ment...


Joseph Rowntree Foundation finds an increase in children and pensioners living in poverty

Figures from the think tank show that 300,000 more children and 400,000 more pensioners are now living in poverty than in 2012-13: the first sustained increase in child poverty for 20 years. 14 million people in the UK currently live in poverty – more than one in...


Report reveals lack of social mobility between Scottish boroughs

A study released by the UK Social Mobility Commission has revealed discrepancies between the services of local authorities. There is a gulf between what different councils are able to provide to tackle the attainment gap that impacts upon what sort of life young people could lead.The level of litera...


OECD downgrades UK's Growth Forecast making it the weakest of the G7 countries

The Parisian based think thank the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, today released it's predictions for the UK's growth. It forecast Britain's economic growth to drop from 1.5% in 2017 to 1.2% in 2018 and 1.1% in 2019.The OECD’s forecast for 2018 and 2019 is well below the d...


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