Tag: Scotlands

Coronavirus: First signs of slump show in Scotland’s official figures

Image copyright PA Media Image caption Manufacturing was especially badly hit by Covid lockdown measures Scotland’s economy began to contract as soon as coronavirus lockdown measures were imposed. Gross domestic product (GDP) fell by 2.5% in the first quarter of the year, with provisional figures for April showing an 18.9% decline. A more dramatic contraction is expected in the next… Read more →

Scotland’s economic recovery should ‘prioritise broadband over roads’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The committee says there is an opportunity to “embed new social norms” like home-working The Scottish government’s economic recovery plan should prioritise broadband investment over roads, the Committee on Climate Change has said. The committee has written to ministers after Environment Secretary Roseanna Cunningham requested advice on a “green recovery” for Scotland. It suggested… Read more →

Mobilising Scotland’s ‘tech army’ – BBC News

Image copyright Getty Images Millions are working from home, in a shift that is likely to have permanent sticking power, bringing digital technology and telecoms to the fore. There are worries that smaller digital firms will fall through the cracks in government support schemes, but also opportunities to be doing more while on furlough, with a ‘tech army’. Employment intentions… Read more →