More evidence of strong Scottish economy as permanent job placements rise above non-Scottish parts of UK

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From the BBC Scotland website with only two wee ‘buts’, excised:

‘Scottish recruitment agencies have reported the sharpest rise in permanent staff appointments since July 2014. The latest Royal Bank of Scotland Report on Jobs found growth in placements outpaced the UK as a whole last month…..Meanwhile, job openings in Scotland continued to rise last month, with permanent vacancies increasing markedly and at the quickest pace in three months. Agencies also reported an increase in short-term vacancies at the end of the third quarter.’

I wonder, is that the first good news about business we’ve had recently. Let me check my records. Ah, only these:

Scottish business confidence well above UK average

SNP blamed as private businesses experience too much demand and overcrowding with new staff second only to Labour-mayored London.

SNP accused of standing-back as business confidence slumps to 15-month low in non-Scottish parts of the UK

Scottish business confidence stays high…Ah but!..Oh shut up Revoking Scotland!

63% fall in large business insolvencies as Scottish economy reveals strength

See this Douglas? Business investment in Scotland up 250%!

Scottish Business Strength No.77: Small Scottish construction firms’ growth up 17%

Scottish small businesses still more confident than those in non-Scottish parts

Business activity soars to four-year high across manufacturing and service

Business confidence in Scotland soars by 24% while it sinks 29% in non-Scottish parts of UK

Scottish businesses more likely to be stable than those in rest of UK: News from a parallel universe unknown to our mainstream media

Scottish Government supports economy with new business rates unique in UK

Scottish business confidence higher than in any other region of UK

Sorry, that’s all.

Footnote: You’ll not be surprised that there’s bad news to be found if you look for it. Employers are having to work harder to attract new staff and have to pay more to get them so that’s bad news clearly….unless you’re an employee?


14 thoughts on “More evidence of strong Scottish economy as permanent job placements rise above non-Scottish parts of UK

  1. Bugger (the Panda) October 5, 2018 / 11:33 am

    Is it sort of like Industry, Commerce and Business in genereal are betting with their investments on a second Indie Ref and are hoping for a win?

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  2. Ludo Thierry October 5, 2018 / 12:19 pm

    Treeza and Westminster doing ‘the day job’ oh so BADLY:

    According to the TUC this morning:

    Protecting our borders from illegal goods is the responsibility of both UK Border Force and HMRC, but they’ve both suffered under the government’s austerity agenda.

    This means there are huge areas of our coastline that aren’t protected right now – and we haven’t even left the EU yet.

    There are also plans to slash HMRC’s operations to just 13 regional centres and five specialist sites, leaving most ports and airports in the UK miles from the nearest HMRC office.

    There will be no offices in Scotland outside of Glasgow and Edinburgh, even though the Scottish mainland has over 6,000 miles of coastline.

    MEANWHILE – SNP Scottish Govt doing ‘the day job’ oh so WELL:

    THREE timber routes in the region are to get £860,000 of work to strengthen them, widen corners and provide passing places.

    The Scottish Government yesterday announced the funding for the A709 Lochmaben to A75 Dumfries; the u300a at Laverhay in Upper Annandale; and for the B796 in Galloway. The government are providing £455,000 and the rest will be co-financed by Dumfries and Galloway Council and private forest owners.

    Rural Affairs Minister Mairi Gougeon yesterday unveiled the latest round of grants from the Strategic Timber Transport Fund during a visit to Forest Enterprise Scotland’s office at Ae. And she said the priorities are projects that minimise the impact of timber lorries on Scotland’s rural road network. Ms Gougeon, said: “We must also do all we can to mitigate the impact on local communities of increased timber traffic on minor rural roads. The Timber Transport Fund is there to support projects that do just that.

    “This year’s awards go to local authorities and forest owners that have come forward with project ideas that will facilitate the sustainable transport of timber and ultimately benefit local communities and the environment.”

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  3. Alasdair Macdonald October 5, 2018 / 3:29 pm

    You are ignoring the BAAAAAD news, a sizeable chunk of the executive branch of a long east abolished Scottish organisation were given their jitters last night amid rumours that the said organisation, thought to be Th* Sc*tt*sh L*b**r P*rty Sh*d*w C*b*n*t, is in “serious trouble”. Off the Record, or rather IN the Record, a spokeseejit, said, ‘This is pure bad. Ma legal fees isnae gettin preyed any mair.’

    A bluenose spokesperson said, ‘Who gives a fuck about that. The Teddies gubbed thae Austrian Tims last night. We aw vote UKIP an sing Rule Britannia’.

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    • johnrobertson834 October 6, 2018 / 5:41 am

      I’m trying to become more empathetic…Jackie Baillie……nnnnnnnnnnnnggggggggggggmmmmmmmmmmm…..nope can’t do it.


  4. Alasdair Macdonald October 5, 2018 / 3:30 pm

    Aargh! The bane of autocorrect! ESTABLISHED not east abolished. Apologies.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Alasdair Macdonald October 5, 2018 / 3:31 pm

      And it should have been jotters not jitters.

      Liked by 1 person

    • johnrobertson834 October 6, 2018 / 5:42 am

      long east abolished Scottish organisation………….makes a kind of sense though


    • Contrary October 6, 2018 / 9:59 am

      Heh, yeah, I thought the autocorrect version worked quite well too. I often do battle with mine, and often ending up breaking everything in the process, so I sympathise. But autocorrect is absolutely essential for words like entrepreneurs so we gotta live with it.


  5. Alasdair Macdonald October 5, 2018 / 3:32 pm

    And peyed not preyed.

    Liked by 1 person

    • annraynet October 8, 2018 / 1:13 pm

      I think I managed to interpret all if these, but I’m pretty used to auto correct mangling stuff I try to write.


  6. Contrary October 5, 2018 / 8:29 pm

    Some good stuff on Richard Murphy’s blog, our tax expert, very interesting that the London financial sector is sucking us dry – I haven’t read the actual research papers yet (links given in the blog):

    Richard Murphy on the financial curse, how much the city of London is costing the economy

    This looks like a top notch blog for information on MMT, and politics and I think social stuff – I still have to fully explore it (and likely won’t have time for a week or so, have got holidays to attend to), this link is to one of their fact sheets:

    on modern monetary theory – economics


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