01 September 2020
Tracy Black, CBI Scotland Director, responds to the First Minister’s Programme for Government announcement:
“Business shares many of the broad priorities identified by the Scottish Government, including job creation and focusing on a sustainable recovery. Firms now want these high-level ambitions translated into real action.
Against the backdrop of rapidly-rising unemployment, initiatives like the Youth Guarantee and a Transition Training Fund could play an important role in creating much-needed opportunities. But speed is of the essence, particularly with the job retention scheme ending after October.
“Ultimately, Scotland’s economic recovery depends on the Scottish and UK governments pulling in the same direction and working with business to focus on jobs, skills and opportunities for young people. There isn’t a moment to lose.”