CBI Scotland launched its 'Boost productivity in Scotland' campaign by gathering data and anecdotes from business on the Scottish drivers of regional productivity differences.
- The most productive area of Scotland is 50% more productive than the least productive area
- Action to increase productivity in Scotland could add £25bn to the Scottish economy over the next decade
Following on from the CBI's Unlocking regional growth report, which identified four main drivers of regional productivity differences - educational attainment of young people at 16 and skills; transport links that widen access to labour; better management practices and a higher proportion of firms who export and innovate - the CBI kicked off its Scottish productivity campaign with a member consultation.
The CBI began to gather member experiences and anecdotes to add to the growing evidence base underpinning the campaign.