Council of Economic Advisers to improve Scottish sustainability
A Council of Economic Advisers (CEA) has been created to advise the First Minister on the best way to improve Scotland’s sustainable economic growth rate. First Minister Alex Salmond announced the membership and remit of the Council to MSPs this afternoon and described them as ‘the most formidable intellectual firepower ever to have tackled Scottish economic underperformance’.
The CEA will be chaired by Sir George Mathewson, former Chief Executive and then Chairmen of the Royal Bank of Scotland. There will be ten other members who come from the highest levels of business and economics. Mr Salmond also announced that he will convene a National Economic Forum to allow the Government and CEA to draw from the widest pool of opinion and ideas on how to grow Scotland’s economy.
Source: Scottish Executive