Business Confidence and Promotion of Entrepreneurship

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament at on 7 February 2024.

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Photo of Pam Gosal Pam Gosal Conservative

Research carried out by Survation found that many Scots are increasingly looking beyond Scotland for job opportunities, thanks to the Scottish National Party’s higher taxes. Self-employed people and business owners were the most likely to think about the shift, with 47 per cent saying that they would consider relocating.

Does the minister accept that the First Minister’s vaunted new deal for business is not working? What action will the minister take to make Scotland an attractive location to live and work in?