Alister Jack – 2020 Statement on August GDP Figures

The statement made by Alister Jack, the Secretary of State for Scotland, on 21 October 2020.

The UK Government is doing everything possible to keep people safe and protect the Scottish economy from the shock of the pandemic.

We will continue to support jobs and businesses in Scotland through the difficult months ahead. We have expanded our Job Support Scheme, extended our scheme for self-employed people and provided additional support for business.

This direct support to people in Scotland is on top of an £7.2 billion in additional funding to the Scottish Government.