Fraser of Allander Economic Commentary, supported by Deloitte

1As it is 20 years since the Scottish Parliament was established, it is an opportune moment to reflect on what has changed in our economy over that period and to look forward to what may change in the next 20 years.

In many respects, the last 20 years has been a game of two halves, with the first half seeing the economy performing strongly and the second seeing a major downturn, starting with the global financial crisis in 2008 and followed by further negative impacts such as the downturn in the oil price.

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Posted on 26/06/2019 | 0 Comments

A topic worth talking about – let’s talk about mental health

Poor mental health does not discriminate; it is blind to gender, ethnicity, seniority and age. Although not always visible, it directly affects one in four people in the UK, and it is likely that everyone will know someone who is struggling with mental ill health.

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Posted on 16/05/2019 | 0 Comments

FinTech meet-up: International spot light on Hong Kong & Singapore


What happens when you put Fintechs from Scotland, Hong Kong and Singapore together? A lot of great chats and collaboration opportunities!

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Posted on 14/05/2019 | 0 Comments

Innovative and collaborative approaches key to securing Scottish economic growth

The Fraser of Allander Institute’s latest Economic Commentary, which is supported by Deloitte, highlights that Scotland’s economy continues to demonstrate some resilience most notably through near all-time high levels of employment, currently at 75.6%, and continuing steady, if low, growth – Scotland’s economy grew by 1.4% in 2018.

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Posted on 25/04/2019 | 0 Comments

Every team has an EA at it's heart

24 April 2019 is EA (Executive Assistant) Day - designed to recognise and show appreciation for the support and commitment our EA's provide throughout the year. It's fair to say Deloitte would not function without the extensive support our EA's provide to our partners, directors and their teams, overall making a positive impact for the firm.

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Posted on 24/04/2019 | 0 Comments

Nurturing a New Way of Working: Deloitte named most family-friendly large employer in Scotland


Last month, Deloitte was named winners in the Best Large Private Sector Employer (250+ employees) at the Scottish Top Employers for Working Families Awards run by Family Friendly Working Scotland.

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Posted on 09/04/2019 | 0 Comments

Transfer Pricing Landscape and the Oil and Gas Service Sector


The changing international tax landscape, driven by the OECD’s Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (“BEPS”) process and its implementation, has increased compliance requirements and led many multinational groups to consider whether their transfer pricing policies are fit for purpose.

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Posted on 19/03/2019 | 0 Comments

Why Deloitte is proud to back Women’s Tour of Scotland

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As a cyclist, a Dad to a racing cyclist, a cycling coach and as someone who works across the sport both in my day to day role and outside through Scottish Cycling, I know what attributes are required to succeed.  Cycling is about passion, commitment, leadership and teamwork. It is about having the confidence to take on challenges and knowing that you have a team to rely on while striving for the best.

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Posted on 14/03/2019 | 0 Comments

Diversification: A new chapter for the oil and gas services sector


Mergers and acquisitions are engrained in the oil and gas industry’s DNA. But while traditionally such activity in the North East has focused on international expansion, often driven by customer demand, the oil price collapse has cultivated a much more dynamic mergers & acquisitions (M&A) environment.

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Posted on 27/02/2019 | 0 Comments

Tackling Scotland's Productivity Challenge - Alison Moore of the Scottish Policy Foundation

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Continuing our theme of productivity, we're delighted to share a guest blog from Alison Moore, Director of the Scottish Policy Foundation. 

Scotland’s economy lags similar sized advanced economies in most measures, including that of productivity. Closing this so-called productivity gap – for Scotland and for the UK as a whole - is an economic prize that is well worth pursuing, since productivity is the single most important factor in determining the wealth of a nation.

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Posted on 11/02/2019 | 0 Comments