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UK and Scottish Government ministers to speak at the first Borderlands Conference

UK and Scottish Government ministers to speak at the first Borderlands Conference

Senior UK and Scottish government ministers will speak at the first Borderlands Conference at Easterbrook Hall, Dumfries on Monday 18 June 2018.

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Board of Trade comes to Scotland

Board of Trade comes to Scotland

Scottish Secretary David Mundell joins President of the Board of Trade Dr Liam Fox at the first Board of Trade held in Scotland

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Labour market statistics for Scotland

Labour market statistics for Scotland

May 2018

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EU (Withdrawal) Bill: vital for UK market and respects devolution

EU (Withdrawal) Bill: vital for UK market and respects devolution

The EU (Withdrawal) Bill, currently before the UK Parliament, fully respects the UK’s devolution settlements.

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Protecting the vital UK common market – David Lidington speech

Protecting the vital UK common market – David Lidington speech

The Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, David Lidington MP, has said the “door is still open” for the Scottish Government to provide certainty for Scottish companies.

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Scottish Secretary visits Islay to remember WW1 losses

Scottish Secretary visits Islay to remember WW1 losses

The Secretary of State visited Islay on the 4th May to join the W100 Scotland National Day of Remembrance service at Port Ellen War Memorial.

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Lord Duncan visits historic RRS Discovery

Lord Duncan visits historic RRS Discovery

UK Government Minister for Scotland, Lord Ian Duncan of Springbank, toured the historic RRS Discovery today as part of a programme of visits across Dundee.

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The UK Government delivers for Scottish businesses

The UK Government delivers for Scottish businesses

The Scottish Business Taskforce of economic and business leaders has met to discuss ways to support some of Scotland’s most important sectors.

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Scottish quarterly GDP figures show continued growth

Scottish quarterly GDP figures show continued growth

Latest figures show Scotland's economy grew 0.3% in the final quarter of 2017, but growth remains slower than the UK as a whole.

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UK Government backs iconic Scottish food and drink industry

UK Government backs iconic Scottish food and drink industry

Scottish Secretary tours North and North East Scotland, meeting businesses and producers to discuss EU Exit, tourism, and trade.

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Defence Secretary reviews tax on Armed Forces in Scotland

Defence Secretary reviews tax on Armed Forces in Scotland

Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has announced he is looking to counter the Scottish Government’s income tax rise that affects thousands of Armed Forces personnel in Scotland.

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Scotland's biggest trading partner continues to be rest of UK

Scotland's biggest trading partner continues to be rest of UK

The Scottish Government’s annual trade statistics (‘Export Statistics Scotland’), published today, show that in 2016 Scotland exported more than £45 billion in goods and services to England, Wales and Northern Ireland – while exports to the EU total £12.7 billion.

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UK Government reaction to GERS

UK Government reaction to GERS

Figures published today show that Scotland's deficit is more than three times higher than that of the UK as a whole

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August labour market statistics

August labour market statistics

Scotland’s employment has reached a record high.

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UK Government invests £3.5m in Ayrshire

UK Government invests £3.5m in Ayrshire

Secretary of State for Scotland, David Mundell, announces UK Government funding for HALO regeneration project in Kilmarnock.

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UK Government invests in Scotland

UK Government invests in Scotland

The Edinburgh and South East of Scotland City Region Deal has been signed, with £300m investment from the UK Government

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Scottish economy returning to growth

Scottish economy returning to growth

New figures show encouragement for Scottish economy as first period of growth in two quarters

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Scottish economy returning to growth

Scottish economy returning to growth

New figures show encouragement for Scottish economy as first period of growth in two quarters

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Multi billion pound defence deal secures thousands of UK jobs

Multi billion pound defence deal secures thousands of UK jobs

The Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon has announced the signing of a contract worth around £3.7 billion to start building the Royal Navy’s Type 26 Frigates.

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Queen's Speech 2017: What it means for Scotland

Queen's Speech 2017: What it means for Scotland

Her Majesty The Queen has delivered the 2017 Queen’s Speech. It sets out the government’s agenda for the coming session.

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David Mundell in Peterhead and Aberdeen

David Mundell in Peterhead and Aberdeen

Scottish Secretary David Mundell has visited north-east Scotland today to meet fishermen’s representatives in Peterhead and businesses in Aberdeen.

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Lord Keen of Elie QC reappointed as Advocate General for Scotland

Lord Keen of Elie QC reappointed as Advocate General for Scotland

Lord Keen of Elie QC has been reappointed as Advocate General for Scotland

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David Mundell MP reappointed Secretary of State for Scotland

David Mundell MP reappointed Secretary of State for Scotland

The Rt Hon David Mundell MP has been reappointed as Secretary of State for Scotland.

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Scottish families will soon see bills cut as date announced for the launch of Tax Free Childcare

Scottish families will soon see bills cut as date announced for the launch of Tax Free Childcare

Launch of new Childcare Choices website means parents now able to find available UK Government support

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Defence Secretary applauds service of globally deployed Scots

Defence Secretary applauds service of globally deployed Scots

Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon today thanked the Armed Forces in Scotland for their bravery and hard work protecting the UK and projecting British influence around the world.

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February 2017 Labour Market Statistics for Scotland

February 2017 Labour Market Statistics for Scotland

Unemployment in Scotland increased by 6,000 in the period October to November 2016, and now stands at 135,000, according to Office for National Statistics (ONS) data released today.

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The UK continues to be Scotland’s largest market for trade.

The UK continues to be Scotland’s largest market for trade.

Latest Scottish Government Global Connections Survey shows the rest of the UK continues to be Scotland’s largest market for exports.

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UK Government leads Burns Night celebrations around the world

UK Government leads Burns Night celebrations around the world

The UK Government will be leading the celebrations of the legacy of Robert Burns this week with a reception at Lancaster House in London and the launch of a new a video showing armed forces personnel and diplomatic staff across the world reciting Burns’ poetry.

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Export statistics show importance of UK Market

Export statistics show importance of UK Market

New figures published today reveal Scotland’s trade with the rest of the UK is worth four times the country’s exports to the EU.

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Scotch whisky: a global success story

Scotch whisky: a global success story

The Scotch whisky industry celebrated its contribution to the UK’s economy at a reception in London last night (6 December).

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Chancellor meets Scottish firms following £800 million Autumn Statement Scotland investment

Chancellor meets Scottish firms following £800 million Autumn Statement Scotland investment

Philip Hammond meets Scottish businesses in the UK’s second biggest financial centre.

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David Mundell 'State of the City' speech: Scottish Government must embrace local devolution

David Mundell 'State of the City' speech: Scottish Government must embrace local devolution

The Scottish Government needs to embrace local devolution within Scotland if our great cities are not to be left behind those in England, David Mundell has warned.

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Signing ceremony completes £250m Aberdeen City Region Deal

Signing ceremony completes £250m Aberdeen City Region Deal

The Aberdeen City Region Deal was launched today (November 21) with the official signing of the £250million agreement.

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#GlobalStAndrews

#GlobalStAndrews

This St Andrew's Day, help us celebrate Scotland's positive impact across the world and the people that make it possible.

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Scotch Whisky Association rountable

Scotch Whisky Association rountable

Scotland Office Minister Andrew Dunlop hosted a roundtable with the Scotch Whisky Association & UK Government officials on Wednesday 9 November.

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New HMRC figures

New HMRC figures

Official Statistics published today by HMRC show the Scotland-generated share of UK tax receipts fell from 8.1% in 2014/15 to 7.7% in 2015/16.

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Scottish Secretary Meets Highland Businesses Ahead of Brexit

Scottish Secretary Meets Highland Businesses Ahead of Brexit

David Mundell will meet Highland businesses today [Friday 9 September] as part of the UK Government’s work to prepare for EU negotiations.

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New Welfare Powers Transferred to the Scottish Parliament

New Welfare Powers Transferred to the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament today takes on new powers which will allow it to adapt the existing UK welfare system more closely to Scotland’s needs.

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Scottish Secretary highlights UK defence benefits

Scottish Secretary highlights UK defence benefits

Scottish Secretary David Mundell witnessed how the redevelopment of HM Naval Base Clyde will continue to provide regional and national benefits.

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Statement from Scotland Office Minister Andrew Dunlop

Statement from Scotland Office Minister Andrew Dunlop

Statement from Andrew Dunlop following his reappointment as Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Scotland Office.

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New welfare powers coming to the Scottish Parliamet

New welfare powers coming to the Scottish Parliamet

Today [Thursday 14 July] sees a major milestone in the transfer of new powers from Westminster to Holyrood under the Scotland Act 2016.

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Uk Government boosts Scottish monkfish industry

Uk Government boosts Scottish monkfish industry

Scottish fishermen have received a boost with the announcement today that the UK Government is to lift the ban on overseas trading of skates and rays quotas.

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UK Government saves emergency towing vessel

UK Government saves emergency towing vessel

The UK Government is to commit funding for the emergency towing vessel, currently based off the coast of Scotland, Transport Minister Robert Goodwill announced today.

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Scotland Office celebrates sporting success

Scotland Office celebrates sporting success

With just six weeks to go before Rio, athletes and those who work behind the scenes to create sporting success gathered in Glasgow last night.

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UK Government recognises Scottish volunteers

UK Government recognises Scottish volunteers

The enormous contribution of volunteers to life in Scotland was recognised by the UK Government today.

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