Scots social enterprise group says Serco debacle is evidence of 'cold corporate takeover' of public services
‘Monolithic corporations that place shareholder profits before human need can never deliver for people or planet’, says Social Enterprise Scotland’s Duncan Thorp
MORE SOCIAL ENTERPRISES are needed to stem the influence of “corporate greed and the dead hand of government” in the public sector, according to the representative body of Scots social enterprises.
Scottish Enterprise will not sign secrecy deals with companies again, following public outcry
Scottish Enterprise reveals secret £500k recipient as Silva Renewables, says it will not sign confidentiality agreements again
AFTER BOWING to public pressure to reveal the identity of the secret company which it granted nearly £500k, Scottish Government economic development agency Scottish Enterprise has confirmed to CommonSpace that it will not sign confidentiality agreements in future.
‘Land Grab’: Campaigners say Scottish Enterprise have no right to sell public Loch Lomond land to developers
Local council leader: “My previous position was in favour of the principle being established but then looking at the detail at the later stage it no longer made sense.”
CAMPAIGNERS have branded the proposed development of a new tourist resort at Loch Lomond a “land grab”, after a packed out local meeting about the Scottish Enterprise plan changed the local council leader’s mind.
Scottish oil and gas industry receives £5.1m investment boost
Research and development programme will create 17 new jobs in Livingston
THE SCOTTISH oil and gas industry received a boost this week after the Scottish Government revealed a £5.1m funding plan for a research and development (R&D) programme.
Scottish Enterprise is giving £2.2m to Scaled Solutions, with the Livingston-based company investing a further £2.9m.
The initiative will see Scaled Solutions develop technology in corrosion and scaling mechanisms, creating 17 new jobs in R&D techniques.
Maurice Smith: What exactly is Scottish Enterprise spending so much money on?
Former BBC Scotland business editor turned documentary producer Maurice Smith explores why Scotland's coverage of industry and economics is below par
THE chief executive of Scottish Enterprise stands down from her role this summer, with the usual fine words of ministerial gratitude and precious little explanation for the move.
Robin McAlpine: It's time for the economic development agency Scotland deserves
CommonSpace columnist and Common Weal director Robin McAlpine examines the role of Scottish Enterprise in recent years and questions how effective it is
WITH so much in Scottish politics just now there is a sense that things could be on the brink of really exciting transformation and change – or could be consumed once again by conservatism, capture by vested interests, risk aversion and mediocrity.
'Vile': FOIs reveal Scottish Enterprise is still giving public money to arms companies involved in Yemen, Syria and Egypt
Scottish Enterprise gave £518,595 in 2016-17 to companies in the arms trade whose equipment has been used in conflicts in the Middle East
SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT agencies are still giving money to arms trade companies supplying munitions and equpiment for military campaigns in Yemen and government crackdowns in Syria and Egypt.
MSPs back review of Scottish Government payments to dodgy corporations
Money to business giants like Amazon will be reviewed by the government
THE MILLIONS OF POUNDS given in grant support to multinational companies will be subject to a Scottish Government review, following the recommendation of the Scottish Parliament's economy committee.
Currently grant payments, like Regional Selective Assistance, are distributed to firms through government quango Scottish Enterprise.