Towards a Robust, Resilient Wellbeing Economy for Scotland

Scottish Government
June 2020

Our Guiding Principles

  1. The economic harms of this crisis are substantial, and significant action is required to mitigate the economic recession caused by the pandemic
  2. In responding to the economic situation, we must not repeat the mistakes of the past (whether the 1980s recession or the post-2008 austerity)
  3. We must seize the opportunity for a process of national renewal, with economic recovery underpinned by a new deal with business
  4. The crisis has made us rediscover what we value – we must nurture the true wealth of our nation which has too often been overlooked
  5. A key role of government is to set the direction for economic recovery and to promote the positive freedoms in society
  6. We need a focus on a robust and resilient, wellbeing
  7. We must accelerate action to promote wellbeing and Fair Work and tackle inequality by mitigating the risks of unemployment, especially among groups hit hard by the crisis
  8. We must restore employment, by prioritising a green investment and education-led recovery, with a prominent role for digital
  9. A renewed sectoral and regional approach can release the innovation and collective spirit required to adapt to the new world
  10. Our recommendations are an action list, not a shopping list


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