Summary

We are taking positive action to transform Scotland’s economic future.


The riverside in Glasgow


The Scottish Government is taking positive action to transform Scotland’s economic future. We are:

  • Delivering a highly competitive and fairer tax system, including the most competitive business rates package of reliefs in the UK.

  • Investing record levels in digital and physical infrastructure - by the end of this Parliament investment will be £1.5 billion higher than in 2019/20.

  • Supporting sectoral and business transformation and growth by, for example, delivering the National Manufacturing Institute and the new Scottish National Investment Bank.

  • Maximising the economic impact for our annual £2.4 billion spend on enterprise and skills support with the help of the business-led Enterprise and Skills Strategic Board.

  • Boosting inwards migration through creating one of the most attractive societies to live, work and study in.

  • Committing over £1 billion to deliver city region deals throughout Scotland and supporting a diverse and vibrant rural economy by achieving 100% coverage of Scotland with a growth deal.

  • Delivering 100% access to superfast broadband of 30Mbps to all homes and businesses across Scotland by the end of 2021.

  • Investing in the near doubling of the entitlement to Early Learning and Childcare from 600 to 1140 hours per year from August 2020.

  • Boosting productivity by developing Scotland as a Fair Work Nation.

  • Investing £20m over the next 3 years to enhance and intensify support to businesses wishing to export.