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Economics/Finance

Number Of Scottish Businesses At Record High

"Further evidence of the success of Scottish Government and YES majority Scottish Parliament in finding ways to enable a Scottish economic climate which is fostering the development new businesses (to record HIGHS for both VAT registered and unregistered businesses). This resilience being achieved DESPITE Johnson and the Westminster Tories’ (of varied colours) best efforts to dislocate the Scottish economy with their Brexit/little England madness. news.gov.scot carrying the hugely encouraging results of the business survey from National Statistics of Scotland. Link and snippets below..."
https://talkingupscotlandtwo.com

Low Paid Employment Falling Fastest In Scotland To Lowest In UK

"In 2019, 8.7% of employee jobs in London were low-paid, compared with an average of 16.2% in the rest of the UK (Figure 1). Similarly, London had a higher proportion of high-paid jobs compared with the rest of the UK (42.5% compared with an average of 25.4%, respectively). The country with the lowest proportion of low-paid employee jobs was Scotland with 14.5%. In Wales, the proportion was 19.1% and in Northern Ireland it was 21.1%."
https://talkingupscotlandtwo.com

Banking For The Common Good

"A new report from the Common Weal think tank by Dr Gemma Bone Dodds - author of Common Weal's 2016 policy paper Banking for the Common Good - sets out a costed proposal for reopening bank branches across Scotland by starting a national bank mutually owned by its customers. This bank would provide a full range of banking services but rather than focussing on shareholder profit would instead focus on quality of service and in particular restoring bank branches to communities which have lost them. You can download the policy paper here."
https://www.commonspace.scot