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Tuesday, 25 October 2016
Today the Scottish Government has published the first part of their review into the country’s enterprise and skills agencies. 

The paper reveals plans for a new economic development body for the south of Scotland. Further Cabinet Secretary Keith Brown has announced a new statutory board to co-ordinate the activities of Highlands and Island Enterprise, Scottish Enterprise, Scottish Development International, Skills Development Scotland and the Scottish Funding Council.

Andy Willox, FSB’s Scottish policy convenor, said: “Scotland needs nimbler, better co-ordinated help for businesses.

“Many of the worthy changes announced today focus on sorting out the governance of our economic agencies. A top measure of their success should be the experience of the ordinary Scottish business.

“Most firms in the Scottish borders and south west will welcome the news that a new body is to be established to give them a hand. We accept the principle that there are similar issues for rural communities in the south as there are in the north.

“The next, more substantial, stage of this review must ensure that every tool at the disposal of government in Scotland is being used to help smaller firms succeed.”

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