Equality Statement from the Scottish Government

Finance Secretary Derek Mackay unveiled a budget for growth and public services as he announced new investment in healthcare, education and local services, combined with support for jobs through lower business rates.

WES get a special mention on p37, "The 2017-18 Draft Budget helps tackle the gender gap in enterprise by providing increased support for the Women In Enterprise Action Framework which is recognised as delivering world-leading best-practice. We acknowledge that there is much to do to boost women’s participation in enterprise-related activity, and that the economy stands to gain significantly from making progress in this area. As such, we are committed
to supporting projects that will enable women-led businesses to invest and grow. Additional funding for work with Women’s Enterprise Scotland to celebrate role models across all sectors and from all backgrounds who inspire women into enterprise will also help advance equality for women in business."

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