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Economic Research alert – May 2022


This paper provides an overview of research in the public domain with a focus on the priorities from the Scottish Enterprise Business Plan (jobs, net zero, place) – there is also a section on general business surveys.


The methodology consisted of desk research.


Some highlights include: Jobs - The World Travel & Tourism Council suggests the Travel & Tourism sector in the UK is expected to create nearly 700,000 new jobs over the next decade, new research suggests if the North East of Scotland region attracts £17 billion of renewables investment and activities over the next eight years it will be established as a global energy hub, securing thousands of new jobs. Net Zero - Climate change has caused a rapid warming of Scottish lochs and reservoirs, according to research - 97% had seen an increase in temperature between 2015 and 2019, A new report finds that too many new coal fired plants are planned around the world. Place - Figures from the Glasgow Convention Bureau showed the city secured £53 million in new conference business, Dunfermline has been named as one of the towns to be made a city for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Other business surveys - A growing number of UK businesses are at risk of going under due to increased energy, transport and raw material costs, 24% of Scottish small or medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have seen the number of late payments they receive increase since the cost of living has gone up.


This paper makes no recommendations.

Author Scottish Enterprise
Published Year 2022
Report Type Research
  • Business infrastructure
    Supporting key sectors
  • Sectors
    Energy, Food and drink, Tourism
  • Internationalisation