SFE responds to Programme of Government 2021

In response to the First Minister's announcement on the Programme of Government yesterday, Sandy Begbie CBE, Chief Executive of Scottish Financial Enterprise (SFE) said:

"SFE welcomes the First Minister’s commitment to working closely with business to drive a fair and sustainable economic recovery in Scotland as laid out in yesterday’s Programme for Government."

"Despite some hurdles, there are many reasons to be optimistic the economy is recovering from the worst of the pandemic, and the government’s ambition to use this moment to drive inclusive, green growth through investing in skills, fair work, the digital economy, and the transition to net zero, is well-received by the financial services sector and aligns with our strategy.

"The financial services industry, and business more widely, is critical to achieving the economic aims outlined in the Programme for Government. It’s essential the government delivers on their commitment for greater collaboration to ensure we get the fair, green and inclusive recovery that will help us achieve our shared aims."