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Feasibility of a publicly owned energy company to be considered by a Holyrood committee

10.07.2018

Views on the feasibility of a not-for-profit, publicly owned energy company are being sought by a Holyrood committee.

Banks have failed to engage with the community over branch closures, according to a Holyrood committee 

03.07.2018

An inquiry into bank closures in Scotland was launched by the Economy, Jobs and Fair Work Committee in March 2018, as a response to the closing of more than a third of Scotland’s bank branches since 2010.

Scotland’s economic strategy should be reviewed urgently, according to a Holyrood Committee

21.06.2018

Scotland’s strategy for economic growth should be reviewed as a matter of urgency according to a report by the Scottish Parliament’s Economy, Jobs and Fair Work Committee.

Supporting the backbone of Scotland’s economy – is enough being done?

17.05.2018

Is enough being done to support Scotland’s local businesses? A new inquiry by the Scottish Parliament’s Economy, Jobs and Fair Work Committee will explore just this.

Closure of ‘a third of Scotland’s banks’ to come under parliamentary scrutiny

08.03.2018

The closure of more than a third of Scotland’s banks since 2010 is set to come under the microscope.

Holyrood committee inquiry: is €940m European funding working, and what will replace it?

15.02.2018

The effectiveness to the Scottish economy of European funding with an overall value of €940m*, and its post-Brexit replacement, will be two key issues for an upcoming Holyrood Committee inquiry

Holyrood committee: Scottish Government must help public better understand ‘new gold’ of economic data

12.02.2018

Economic data is ‘the new gold, informing policy making, influencing business decisions and affecting our pay and pensions’, and the Scottish Government must help the public and media better understand it, according to a report.

Committee urges ‘voices rarely heard’ to speak out on Scotland’s economy

28.09.2017

Households, workers, the unemployed, and small and large businesses are being called on to share their views as the Scottish Parliament’s Economy, Jobs and Fair Work Committee launches its inquiry into the performance of Scotland’s economy since 2007.

Parliamentary links reaffirmed by Holyrood delegation

10.07.2017

The Scottish Parliament’s Presiding Officer, Ken Macintosh MSP, is to lead a delegation to Munich on a trip to strengthen parliamentary ties and support economic, cultural and environmental links between Scotland and Bavaria.

Holyrood report: Scottish Government ‘can help close gender pay gap and boost economy by up to £17billion’*

26.06.2017

The Scottish Government could use devolved powers to help close the gender pay gap, and boost Scotland’s economy, according to a Holyrood committee report.

Holyrood committee inquiry: ‘Are our economic statistics working?’

12.06.2017

The reliability of economic statistics used by the Scottish Government, media and others is set to come under the microscope, as a Holyrood Committee urges businesses and economists to share their views and concerns.

Scotland must do more to decrease harmful emissions across all sectors

10.03.2017

Climate change targets across all of Scotland’s sectors should be “equally challenging”, according to a Holyrood report published today.

Holyrood Committee launches gender pay gap inquiry

15.02.2017

Could closing the gender pay gap boost the Scottish economy? This will be a key question for the Scottish Parliament’s Economy, Fair Work and Jobs Committee as it launches its inquiry into the impact of equal pay.

Holyrood committee: Scottish Government ‘must do more’ for Scottish business in wake of Brexit

03.02.2017

A Holyrood Committee is urging the Scottish Government to give better support to Scottish business in ‘selling brand Scotland’ in Europe and across the world.

Views sought on Scottish Government’s draft climate change plan

19.01.2017

Four parliamentary committees have launched a joint call for views on the Scottish Government’s plan on how it will meet climate change targets from 2017 to 2032.

Holyrood Committee calls on business and workers to shape Scotland’s Brexit future

14.10.2016

A Holyrood Committee is urging Scottish businesses and workers based throughout the country to help shape the economic impact of leaving the European Union, by sharing their views and concerns.

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