New Deal for Business implementation plan published

The Scottish Government has published an implementation plan on how recommendations from the New Deal for Business Group (NDBG) can be taken forward over 18 months.

The actions include a forum to oversee the impact of regulations on industry and a full review of how Government policy is developed to ensure businesses are consulted at all stages – including consulting with them when new regulations are considered.

The plan also includes keeping non-domestic rates reforms under review and offering more support to help parents and carers back into work.

The Scottish Government said the deal presented a “new and exciting long-term commitment” to creating conditions which empowered business to invest, innovate and provide good jobs.


The plan has been welcomed by the Scottish Chambers of Commerce. CEO Dr Liz Cameron CBE, said: “After many months of constructive engagement, we now have a practical plan to implement to improve the relationship between business and the Scottish Government.

“Business will be looking for ambitious pro-growth policies which reduce the cost of doing business and help us to grow, create jobs, and invest.

“It is now time for actions to back up the intent if we are to tackle the challenges facing business and the people that power them.”


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