Almost two thirds* of Scottish manufacturers believe business will grow despite global turmoil

In Insider today:

The latest manufacturing and engineering survey by Henderson Loggie found 59% felt positive but 57% – up from 22% in 2017 – of Scottish firms acknowledged uncertainty over trading tariffs could restrict growth.  The survey, in conjunction with MHA and Bank of Scotland, also reported that 36% of Scottish manufacturers (49% UK) expect staff numbers to increase in the next 12 months, yet 55% (75% UK) of respondents report having difficulty recruiting employees with the relevant skills.

Earlier reports of a robust Scottish economy under the SNP:

Scottish labour market outperforms UK revealing more evidence of health in economy

Umpteenth post on underlying strength in Scottish economy: Property investment up 19.8%!

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.

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

*Using Reporting Scotland editorial guidelines on rounding of numbers for headline purposes as passed to me, on tablet of stone, by Graham Stewart at RS.


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