And another: Scottish business community ‘increasingly confident.’


According to a report on their own survey, Insider magazine stated today:

The picture of an increasingly confident business community despite the wider challenges emerges from this year’s Insider State of Scotland survey. I’ve summarised the key findings below:

  • Much more confident                                                24%
  • Marginally more confident                                     38%
  • Profits on a par with last year                               48%
  • Profits better than last year                                   29%
  • Profits worse than last year                                   24%
  • Panning major digital investment                        57% (up from 44%)
  • Not planning major digital investment               38% (down from 43%)
  • Planning new equipment/technology                   81%
  • Not planning new equipment/technology           10%

Needless to say, most were against Brexit and Scottish independence and none gave (were even asked about?) credit to the Scottish Government’s business-friendly initiatives such as those reported here:

£226 million given in relief to small businesses in 2017-18 as part of most generous scheme in the UK

‘£1.2m from Scottish Government scheme for affordable housing in Fort William’

EU Nationals living in Scotland to be helped to stay by Scottish Government



9 thoughts on “And another: Scottish business community ‘increasingly confident.’

  1. Scott January 23, 2018 / 4:11 pm

    I posted these last two stories on BBC this reply from someone.

    Links please or can we just say anything & expect to have it treated as FACT!

    SNP style!

    I have posted the links to him hope you don’t mind.


    • johnrobertson834 January 23, 2018 / 5:29 pm

      Happy you have done so. Not sure which of above words are yours and his.


      • Scott January 23, 2018 / 11:21 pm

        Links please or can we just say anything & expect to have it treated as FACT!

        SNP style!

        This is his words I don’t think he wants to hear these good stories.

        Liked by 1 person

  2. Clydebuilt January 23, 2018 / 5:16 pm

    O/T. Crowdfunded TV channel will celebrate the quirks of British life . . . .

    Lots of links to articles on this, all with same wording.

    Even has its own Wikipedia page.

    200 individual shareholders, Sky, Big Lottery Fund & public broadcasters.

    Alexander Kann Ceo.

    So if Yessers crowdfunding a TV station promoting an Independent Scotland, it would be granted a License to broadcast?


  3. Brian January 23, 2018 / 6:20 pm

    Good news piece indeed. I see the Scotland Chamber of Commerce chief has been invited to Teresa May’s Burns’ bash. Interesting conversation there I would expect.

    Liked by 1 person

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