Policy

The pace of change is increasing and the opportunities it creates is shaping how we work and what we do – every day.

On behalf of members, and via evidence from our own research,  SCDI prepares consultation responses and reports to shape policy and thinking. We look at what lies just over the horizon and consider the steps that are needed to drive sustainable and inclusive growth for Scotland.

9 January 2024 |

Commission calls for purpose-led recovery and growth

27 June 2022 |

Business Purpose Commission Information

Businesses in Scotland can best weather current economic storms and seize future market opportunities by becoming purpose-driven, according to a group of business and economic leaders.

17 May 2022 | Scotland’s Future

Policy Round up: May 2022

We bring leaders together to consider how our economy can harness the changes ahead and look to influence the policy decisions necessary to drive sustainable economic growth for all of Scotland.

7 March 2022 | Economy

State of the Nation: Impact of inflation continues to grow as prices and cost of living continue to rise

SCDI's latest State of the Nation briefing for February brings together all of the latest data, forecasts and analysis on the Scottish economy in one place, so you don't have to.

1 February 2022 | Finance

CONSULTATION RESPONSE: Scottish Aviation Strategy

We were delighted to have the opportunity to comment on Transport Scotland’s consultation on a new Aviation Strategy for Scotland.

27 January 2022 | Economy

State of the Nation: Interest rates increase as the pressures of inflation felt across the economy

8 December 2021 | Economy

State of the Nation: Expectation that interest rates will rise before Christmas

9 November 2021 | Economy

State of the Nation: Employers juggle twin challenges of rising costs and labour shortages

1 October 2021 | Economy

State of the Nation: Cost of living crisis?

2 September 2021 | Economy

State of the Nation: Labour shortages pushing up prices and wages

2 August 2021 | Economy

State of the Nation: Forecasts, furlough and the future of cities

2 July 2021 | Economy

State of the Nation: Inflation, retail sales & confidence surge

24 June 2021 | Scotland’s Future

Climate Tech

4 June 2021 | Economy

State of the Nation: 2022 recovery forecast boosts confidence, but youth jobless grow

30 April 2021 | Economy

State of the Nation: Brexit & COVID-19 reshaping work & trade

7 April 2021 | Transport

CONSULTATION RESPONSE: Strategic Transport Projects Review 2

31 March 2021 | Finance

CONSULTATION RESPONSE: UK’s New Subsidy Control Regime

31 March 2021 | Economy

State of the Nation: COVID-19 scars tourism, hospitality & North East

26 February 2021 | Economy

State of the Nation: Business confidence rises amidst vaccine hope and Brexit pain

22 February 2021 | Infrastructure

CONSULTATION RESPONSE: National Planning Framework 4

17 February 2021 | International & Trade

BRIEFING: Impact of Brexit

1 February 2021 | Economy

State of the Nation: Scotland teeters on brink of return to recession

27 January 2021 | Digital

Mind the Gap: Data, Digital and Technology in Health & Social Care

11 January 2021 | Economy

State of the Nation: Small businesses battle for survival

8 January 2021 | Scotland’s Future

SCDI Election Briefing

23 December 2020 | Digital

Consultation response: Renewing Scotland’s full potential in a digital world

4 December 2020 | Economy

State of the Nation: Vaccine boosts confidence, but retail faces difficult winter

3 December 2020 | Scotland’s Future

Clean Growth: Download our Manifesto

2 November 2020 | Economy

State of the Nation: Crisis deepens for young people

1 October 2020 | Scotland’s Future

Call for Views: Our Clean Growth future

30 September 2020 | Economy

State of the Nation: Scotland’s fragile recovery

31 August 2020 | Economy

State of the Nation: Scotland in Recession

14 August 2020 | Economy

CONSULTATION RESPONSE: UK Internal Market

6 August 2020 | Scotland’s Future

CONSULTATION RESPONSE: Green Recovery

3 August 2020 | Economy

State of the Nation: Scottish economy 22% smaller than before COVID-19

14 July 2020 | International & Trade

CONSULTATION RESPONSE: Freeports

1 July 2020 | Economy

State of the Nation: Crisis intensifies for employers and workers

30 June 2020 | Scotland’s Future

Scotland’s Green Recovery: Download our plan

18 June 2020 | Economy

CONSULTATION RESPONSE: Economic Recovery and Levelling Up the UK

15 June 2020 | Skills & People

Blog: Recognising Skills in Changing Times with SCQF

3 June 2020 | Scotland’s Future

CONSULTATION RESPONSE: Advisory Group on Economic Recovery

1 June 2020 | Economy

State of the Nation: Is ‘full employment’ era over?

19 May 2020 | Scotland’s Future

Your input to Scottish Government’s Advisory Group on Economic Recovery

5 May 2020 | Scotland’s Future

Help us build Scotland’s Green Recovery

30 April 2020 | Economy

State of the Nation: COVID-19’s impact on Scotland’s economy

14 April 2020 | Economy

CONSULTATION RESPONSE: Impact of COVID-19

7 April 2020 | Economy

Your COVID-19 priorities and asks

31 March 2020 | Economy

How is COVID-19 impacting the Scottish economy?

20 March 2020 | International & Trade

CONSULTATION RESPONSE: Irish-Scottish Relations

4 March 2020 | Skills & People

Blog: Hiring Hearts, Training Heads at Wheatley Group

12 February 2020 | International & Trade

CONSULTATION RESPONSE: Replacing European Structural Funds

11 February 2020 |

SCDI Annual Review 2018 – 2019

28 January 2020 | Economy

Clean Growth Leadership Group kick starts Scotland’s journey to net-zero

9 January 2020 | Skills & People

Skills & Employability Leadership Group

20 December 2019 | Finance

Preserving the Uniform Business Rate

9 December 2019 | Economy

CONSULTATION RESPONSE: Crown Estate Scotland’s Draft Corporate Plan

4 December 2019 | Scotland’s Future

UK General Election 2019: Key Manifesto Policies Summary

22 November 2019 | Economy

CONSULTATION RESPONSE: Principles of a Transient Visitor Levy

31 October 2019 | Scotland’s Future

CONSULTATION RESPONSE: Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee

30 October 2019 | Skills & People

CONSULTATION RESPONSE: Migration Advisory Committee

25 October 2019 | Transport

CONSULTATION RESPONSE: Scotland’s National Transport Strategy

15 October 2019 | Scotland’s Future

Blueprint 2030

4 October 2019 | Transport

National Transport Strategy Call for Views

13 September 2019 | Economy

SCDI Rural Commission Report

5 September 2019 | Digital

SCDI launches Big Data & Health Economy research project

19 August 2019 | Skills & People

Future UK Immigration Policy and the Student Visa System

18 July 2019 | Economy, Infrastructure

CONSULTATION RESPONSE: Short-Term Lets

19 June 2019 | Transport

CONSULTATION RESPONSE: UK Aviation Strategy

17 June 2019 | UKIS

UK Industrial Strategy Seminar / Monday 17 June / Glasgow

30 May 2019 | Economy

CONSULTATION RESPONSE: Non-Domestic Rates (Scotland) Bill

20 May 2019 | Infrastructure, Transport

CONSULTATION RESPONSE: Workplace Parking Levy

13 May 2019 | Digital, Skills & People

CONSULTATION RESPONSE: STEM in Early Years Education

7 May 2019 | Infrastructure

CONSULTATION RESPONSE: Infrastructure Commission for Scotland

30 April 2019 |

Glasgow Connectivity Commission Report

2 April 2019 | Economy, Finance

CONSULTATION RESPONSE – Scottish National Investment Bank Bill – Economy Committee

20 February 2019 | Economy

SCDI Annual Review 2017 – 2018

13 February 2019 | Economy

CONSULTATION RESPONSE: Construction and Scotland’s Economy

12 February 2019 | Economy, Finance

CONSULTATION & DISCUSSION RESPONSE: SCDI’s response to recent proposals and discussions on a Transient Tax

8 November 2018 | Economy, Finance

CONSULTATION RESPONSE: Consultation on the Scottish National Investment Bank Bill

19 October 2018 | Economy, UKIS

UKIS Events and Competitions Factsheet

18 October 2018 | Economy, International & Trade, Scotland’s Future

CONSULTATION RESPONSE: A Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Affairs Committee consultation on Article 50 Preparedness

19 September 2018 | Finance

CONSULTATION RESPONSE: Barclay Implementation: A consultation on non-domestic rates reform

3 September 2018 | Economy, Finance

CONSULTATION RESPONSE: Draft Oil & Gas Taxation Legislation

30 July 2018 | Economy

CONSULTATION RESPONSE: A Rural Conversation – Together We Can, Together We Will

11 June 2018 | Economy

CONSULTATION RESPONSE: A new enterprise agency for the South of Scotland

7 June 2018 | Transport

SCDI’s Connectivity Commission publishes ‘Scotland’s Big Mo: Industrial Strategy, Inclusive Growth and the Future of Mobility’

11 April 2018 | Economy

Post UKIS Event Briefing Paper

9 March 2018 | Energy

CONSULTATION RESPONSE: Contracts for Difference for Renewable Electricity Generation – Remote Island Wind

20 February 2018 | Digital

Automatic…For The People?

19 February 2018 |

Annual Review 16/17

7 December 2017 | Infrastructure

Industrial Strategy Policy Briefing

21 November 2017 | Infrastructure

Productive Places: Creating spaces for the new economy to thrive

31 October 2017 | Skills & People

Evidence to the Scottish Affairs Committee – Sustainable employment in Scotland inquiry

13 September 2017 | Infrastructure

SCDI Submission – Aberdeen Stadium – Kingsford Pre-Determination Planning Hearing

1 September 2017 | Economy

SCDI Response – Scottish Parliament – Economic Data Inquiry

26 August 2017 | Skills & People

SCDI Submission – Scottish Parliament – Immigration Inquiry

24 August 2017 | Infrastructure

SCDI Submission – Scottish Govnt – People, Places & Planning

18 August 2017 | International & Trade

SCDI Letter – Scottish Parliament – Article 50 Enquiry

10 June 2017 | Energy

SCDI Submission – Scottish Govnt – Draft Scottish Energy Strategy

22 February 2017 |

SCDI Annual Review 2015/16 & Future Plan 2017

30 January 2017 | Digital

Smart Citizens, Smart City Regions – Delivering Public Services in Scotland Report

Hello mr policy man

15 January 2016 | Digital

Digital Solutions to the Productivity Puzzle

7 December 2015 | Economy

Blueprint 2015 ‘From Fragile To Agile’

2 December 2015 |

SCDI Annual Review 2014/15

9 September 2013 | Transport

Connecting Scotland’s Cities – Business Survey on Dualling the A9 and A96

29 May 2013 | Scotland’s Future

Future Scotland

21 February 2012 | Energy

Oil and Gas and Scotland’s Future

6 December 2010 |

Blueprint for Scotland – Action Plan for Growth

12 December 0204 |

SCDI Annual Review 2013/14