At the first signs of the global downturn, our Economic Recovery Plan mobilised the resources of all of Scotland’s public sector to protect the economy and jobs.
The first Economic Recovery Plan was published in January 2009 in response to the first annual report of the Scottish Council of Economic Advisers. This has been followed by several updates as the full impacts of the recent economic downturn unfolded.
Economic conditions remain challenging. Our refreshed Government Economic Strategy provides the latest update on our actions to support the recovery with a particular focus on three priority areas:
• Boosting capital investment
• Improving access to finance and increasing private sector investment
• Enhancing economic confidence