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SCDI Response to Scottish Budget 2020

Commenting on today’s Scottish Budget SCDI Head of Communications, Fraser Grieve, said:

“With the UK Budget delayed until March, and in the context of Brexit, it’s welcome that there are no major surprises in this Scottish Budget.

“We support the steps that have been taken to support net zero, including the extra funding for infrastructure, a Heat Transition Deal, agriculture, and the Scottish National Investment Bank. Evidently this will need to be ramped-up following publication of a new Climate Change Plan.

“The forecasts from the Scottish Fiscal Commission published today show the need to continue to focus on increasing inclusive growth and productivity. We welcome the firm commitment of the Scottish Government to modernise key connectivity infrastructure for the north of Scotland.”