A survey produced by the Scottish Chambers network and the Fraser of Allander Institute, suggests further evidence of confidence in the Scottish economy. The key points were:
- Only 15% of firms across the sample reported declining optimism, suggesting resilient business confidence.
- 48% of firms reporting increased overall revenue, with only 18% reporting a decrease.
- 89% of firms have increased or maintained levels of investment relative to the previous quarter.
- Recruitment difficulties rising across sectors, in addition to the proportion of businesses seeking to increase wages.
As a lifetime wage-earner, I see the last one as good news.
As always, here are the previous optimistic reports leading to this one today:
Douglas Fraser will be saving these up for one big cheery special.