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Scottish and Welsh Govts write to Brexit Secretary David Davis

UK’s devolved administrations should be involved in negotiations. Article via gov.scot website The Scottish and Welsh Governments have written jointly to the Brexit Secretary David Davis to ensure the UK’s devolved administrations are properly involved in the forthcoming Brexit negotiations. Minister for UK Negotiations on Scotland’s Place in Europe, Michael Russell, and Welsh Cabinet Secretary […]Read More »

First Minister writes to PM ahead of Brexit negotiations

FM: Brexit negotiating team must include devolved governments. Six days ahead of Brexit negotiations beginning, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has written to Prime Minister Theresa May to express the Scottish Government’s concerns over the UK’s current Brexit plans. The First Minister has called for membership of the European Single Market and the EU Customs Union […]Read More »

Unemployment rate matches lowest on record

Rate at lowest level since before recession. Article via gov.scot website Scotland’s unemployment rate has fallen to match the lowest rate in 25 years. It fell by 0.6 percentage points over the last quarter to 4.0%, equalling the figure for March to May 2008, and the lowest rate since the recession. The unemployment level fell […]Read More »

£1.75 billion boost for investment in affordable housing

Major long-term commitment to grow number of homes. Article via gov.scot website More than £1.75 billion is being allocated to councils in a major Scottish Government commitment to stimulate investment in affordable housing. It comes as figures published today show the highest levels of activity in the affordable house-building sector in Scotland since the early […]Read More »

£3.6m boost for Borders economy

Hawick projects to create around 55 jobs Article via gov.scot website A business incubator centre in Hawick will help Borders businesses establish themselves and grow, thanks to a £3.6 million funding package. The funding will also: •develop four industrial units at the edge of the town •upgrade existing business facilities in Hawick’s Tower Mill •secure […]Read More »

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