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Policy context

Scottish Government’s policy response

Skills development is a positive and consistent theme across Scottish Government’s response to the current economic social and environmental challenges, including:​


Public finances

The Scottish Government’s Resource Spending Review, published in May 2022, set out a challenging fiscal position for the lifetime of this Plan. It included a clear call on all public sector agencies to improve value for money, better manage assets and bring benefit to the public purse. Achieving this will be more complex in the face of rising inflation.

Corporate Strategic Plan 5050

Our response

How we'll work with partners to help shape Scotland's skills ecosystem.

Our response

Skills for a Changing World

Download our Strategic Plan 2022-27

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