signthedec

Recent Articles

Osborne and Cameron confirm Scotland better off outside the UK

Osborne and Cameron confirm Scotland better off outside the UK

At Tuesday’s The Times CEO summit during a Q&A George Osborne said: “As Finance Minister over the last 6 years, quite often I’m asked why can’t we be more like Singapore or Switzerland. These are much smaller countries, there are many fewer people living in them. 4 million people live in Norway, 65 million people […]

Continue Reading

Scottish Business Buzz (29.06.16)

Scottish Business Buzz (29.06.16)

| 29/06/2016 | 0 Comments

Business tourists boost to Glasgow of £141m last year. Scotland’s largest city boosted the economy by £141m from business tourism over the last financial year. Conference revenue averaged at £2.7m per week between April 2015 and the end of March this year, according to a report by Glasgow City Marketing Bureau (GCMB). Over the year […]

Continue Reading

A must watch – European Parliament gives standing ovation to Scotland

A must watch – European Parliament gives standing ovation to Scotland

ALYN SMITH MEP making clear Scotland’s desire to continue our membership of the EU receives an unprecedented standing ovation from MEPs. He said: “I represent Scotland within this house and where I’m proudly Scottish, I’m also proudly European. “I want my country to be internationalist, cooperative, ecological, fair, European – and the people of Scotland […]

Continue Reading

Truth and Reconciliation before indyref2

Truth and Reconciliation before indyref2

The 2014 referendum caused a shift in the fault lines of Scottish politics. The age old battle between left and right moved into the background and Yes and No became the political identity of the present.  But that referendum is done now, it is in the past. We are looking at another referendum probably in 2018 […]

Continue Reading

Scotland must choose between two very different national identities

Scotland must choose between two very different national identities

The Scottish independence movement is a broad church but at its heart it has an internationalist, green, social, forward-looking agenda that is very much part of the new global enlightenment. Scottish nationalism is not about believing our country and its people are better than anyone else’s but just the wish to allow ourselves to believe […]

Continue Reading

Better Together’s broken promises open the door to independence

Better Together’s broken promises open the door to independence

Scottish voters and especially the the 177,000 estimated EU citizens that live in Scotland were threatened with expulsion from the EU if we voted Yes in 2014. This was a major factor in securing the NO vote and now we know (as Business for Scotland always said) Scotland’s EU membership was more at risk from […]

Continue Reading

FM Nicola Sturgeon must protect Scotland from Brexit fallout

FM Nicola Sturgeon must protect Scotland from Brexit fallout

| 24/06/2016 | 3 Comments

Despite the overwhelming Scottish vote to Remain, today’s result means Scotland will be pulled out of the EU against its will and will suffer more than the rest of the UK as a direct result. Leaving the EU could cost Scotland more than £2bn in Government revenues if the right deal to access the european […]

Continue Reading

My business and I have nothing to gain and potentially loads to lose by leaving the EU

My business and I have nothing to gain and potentially loads to lose by leaving the EU

| 22/06/2016 | 0 Comments

The below is an opinion piece on the EU Referendum by Adam Davidson, Director of BoConcept in Scotland   I would like to take a look at the implications for businesses in the UK if we decide to leave the EU. My business is BoConcept, a Danish high end interiors company. We have a 7,500 […]

Continue Reading

Business for Scotland Members Give Reasons for Remain Vote

Business for Scotland Members Give Reasons for Remain Vote

| 22/06/2016 | 1 Comment

With 82% of our members backing EU membership, those from businesses large and small give their reasons for voting Remain in tomorrow’s (23rd June) EU Referendum.   Kenny Anderson, Managing Director Anderson Construction I fully appreciate some of the failings within the EU particularly in relation to bureaucracy and waste but I firmly believe Scotland’s best interests […]

Continue Reading

Vote Leave just blew the Scottish independence debate wide open

Vote Leave just blew the Scottish independence debate wide open

Until last week Vote Leave have steadfastly refused to say if they plan to do a post-Brexit UK/EU trade deal, but falling share prices and a weakening pound (possibly caused by Remain scaremongering) have forced their hand. They have been stressing immigration controls and creating an atmosphere of anti-European xenophobia and it has been working. In […]

Continue Reading

BFS #Brexit video viewed by 112,000 Scots

BFS #Brexit video viewed by 112,000 Scots

| 20/06/2016 | 0 Comments

  Business for Scotland says a Brexit would carry more economic pain for Scotland than for the UK as a whole. A video highlighting the economic facts – including that Scotland benefits to the tune of more than £2bn a year from EU membership – has already been viewed by more than 112,000 people. BfS […]

Continue Reading

Scottish Business Buzz (15.06.16)

Scottish Business Buzz (15.06.16)

| 15/06/2016 | 0 Comments

Business for Scotland Brexit Video Released – What Scotland needs to know before voting. Business for Scotland last week released a video based on our research showing that a Brexit would impact very differently on Scotland’s economy. If you want the Scottish economic facts rather than the exaggerated campaign spin from both London centric campaigns then find a […]

Continue Reading

The EU is a Huge Economic Opportunity for Scotland and its SMEs

The EU is a Huge Economic Opportunity for Scotland and its SMEs

| 15/06/2016 | 3 Comments

Small and medium sized companies (SME’s) who make up more than 99% of Scotland’s businesses, employ more than half of our workers may have a lot to lose if we erect barriers to trade and immigration with Europe. For many SME’s, the EU is an opportunity which has not yet been fully exploited and access […]

Continue Reading

signthedec