18 December 2018
The First Minister Nicola Sturgeon hosted the latest meeting of the Council of Economic Advisers and discussed the group’s work on inclusive growth, innovation and fiscal matters.
The Council of Economic Advisers provide ministers with advice on how to tackle inequality and improve the competitiveness of the Scottish economy.
The Council’s second meeting of 2018 marked the appointment of two new members: Julia Unwin CBE, the former chief executive of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation; and Craig Clark MBE the Chief Strategy Officer and Founder at ÅAC Microtec and Clyde Space, who joined the meeting.
.@NicolaSturgeon & @DerekMackaySNP hosted the latest meeting of the Council of Economic Advisers & marked the appointment of new members @craig_s_clark & @juliaunwin. Ministers were updated on the council’s work identifying opportunities for inclusive growth & innovation ??????? pic.twitter.com/f8430PJA1f
— First Minister (@ScotGovFM) December 18, 2018
During the meeting the First Minister and Finance Secretary Derek Mackay updated members of the council on the state of the economy, the Scottish Budget and Brexit.
The First Minister confirmed that prioritising inclusive growth remains one of the Scottish Government’s key priorities, as does the development of the Scottish National Investment Bank.