News & Insights  |  Posted April 4, 2024

The race for the Scottish Businesss Vote

It’s a marathon not a sprint but Scottish Labour seems to find it harder than their UK counterparts to forge ahead in the polls and as Managing Partner John Penman reveals, the same may be true when it comes to winning over business.

It’s a marathon not a sprint but Scottish Labour seems to find it harder than their UK counterparts to forge ahead in the polls and as Managing Partner John Penman reveals, the same may be true when it comes to winning over business.

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Support for Labour and SNP neck and neck as Scots businessess say tax and rates cut needed to boost growth

Latest Understanding Business report shows two in five Scottish businesses say reducing tax would help the growth of their business.

Latest Understanding Business report shows two in five Scottish businesses say reducing tax would help the growth of their business.

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News & Insights  |  Posted December 19, 2023

Understanding Business survey finds early signs of cautious optimism about year ahead but cost and recruitment worries remain

Businesses appear to have a more positive outlook on the coming 12 months, but will it last?

Businesses appear to have a more positive outlook on the coming 12 months, but will it last?

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News & Insights  |  Posted September 25, 2023

Understanding Business: Scottish businesses back net zero but fear ban on oil exploration

Businesses support net zero aims but don’t believe stopping North Sea exploration is good for the economy, according to a new quarterly survey of Scottish businesses commissioned by 56° North and research group Diffley Partnership.

Businesses support net zero aims but don’t believe stopping North Sea exploration is good for the economy, according to a new quarterly survey of Scottish businesses commissioned by 56° North and research group Diffley Partnership.

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News & Insights  |  Posted June 21, 2023

Understanding Business: Lack of skilled staff holding back Scottish economy

A lack of skilled applicants across all sectors threatens to undermine plans to grow the economy, according to a new quarterly survey of Scottish businesses commissioned by 56° North and research group Diffley Partnership.

A lack of skilled applicants across all sectors threatens to undermine plans to grow the economy, according to a new quarterly survey of Scottish businesses commissioned by 56° North and research group Diffley Partnership.

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