21 Nov 2023
Martyn Kendrick, regional director for Scotland at Bank of Scotland, said:
“We know that many businesses in Scotland are optimistic about their trading prospects and, despite a challenging economic environment, around nine in ten are setting their sights on growth in the next six months.
“That said, business leaders in the region will be keen to hear what the Chancellor announces in his Autumn Statement in the hopes that he will deliver measures to help them unlock the capital they need to invest in growth. For instance, many larger firms are hopeful the capital allowance changes announced in Spring will be made permanent.
“Whatever is announced on Wednesday, we’ll be by the side of businesses in Scotland to help them access the funding and support they need to grow.”