SCDI responds to Scottish Government Draft Budget

The Chief Executive of the Scottish Council for Development and Industry (SCDI) has urged caution following the Scottish Government’s budget, warning that tax rises are not a panacea in developing a sustainable future economy for Scotland. Mark Bevan said: “This is a progressive, mature and significant use...

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21st anniversary programme announced for StAnza 2018

Core programme launched - StAnza 2018: Wednesday 7th to Sunday 11th March, 2018 StAnza, Scotland’s International Poetry Festival has announced an outstanding line-up of talent as it launches its core programme for the 21st anniversary event next March. Festival Director Eleanor Livingstone said: "We are thrilled to be launching the...

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Keep Scotland Beautiful, responds to Chancellor Philip Hammond’s plans to tax single-use plastics

Following today’s Autumn Budget, Keep Scotland Beautiful Chief Executive, Derek Robertson, commented: “Keep Scotland Beautiful welcomes the Chancellor’s commitment to investigating tax on single-use plastic. “We are delighted that momentum is now building behind a move that has the potential to make a positive difference. However, we...

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SCDI responds to Chancellor’s 2017 Budget

Following Chancellor Philip Hammond’s, 2017 Budget announcement, Mark Bevan, Chief Executive of the Scottish Council for Development and Industry (SCDI) commented: “Today’s statement reinforces what we know about economic performance. It reminds us that sustainable growth requires long-term policy, public infrastructure, investment and talent. “The success of...

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