Wellbeing Economy, Fair Work and Energy Pam Gosal S6O-03054 1. To ask the Scottish Government what measures it will take in the next financial year to boost the confidence of those operating in the business sector and to promote entrepreneurship. Foysol Choudhury S6O-03055 2. To ask the Scottish Government what recent discussions it has had with the UK Government regarding actions that can be taken to preserve energy networks following periods of bad weather. Bob Doris S6O-03056 3. To ask the Scottish Government how its cities strategy supports town centres within cities to be vibrant destinations, which offer a range of services and amenities to support the community. Emma Harper S6O-03057 4. To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has held with South of Scotland Enterprise regarding any preliminary analysis of the outcome of its recently implemented four-day working week pilot. Audrey Nicoll S6O-03058 5. To ask the Scottish Government how it is supporting the growth of international exports. Roz McCall S6O-03059 6. To ask the Scottish Government whether, as part of the implementation of the recommendations of the City Centre Recovery Taskforce report, the role of larger retail stores in city centres is being considered. Beatrice Wishart S6O-03060 7. To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of the potential impact of the reduction in funding for Highlands and Islands Enterprise on women in business. Jackie Baillie S6O-03061 8. To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on progress against the five fair work benchmarks in the National Strategy for Economic Transformation. Finance and Parliamentary Business Neil Bibby S6O-03062 1. To ask the Scottish Government how much it has allocated to local authorities from its 2024-25 Budget. Stuart McMillan S6O-03063 2. To ask the Scottish Government what dialogue it has had with Inverclyde Council regarding the Scottish Budget for 2024-25. Sandesh Gulhane S6O-03064 3. To ask the Scottish Government what analysis it has made of the potential impact on its Medium-Term Financial Strategy and future Scottish Budgets of reports that the cost of a National Care Service could rise to £2 billion. Clare Haughey S6O-03065 4. To ask the Scottish Government what its latest engagement has been with the UK Government regarding cost of living support. Murdo Fraser S6O-03066 5. To ask the Scottish Government how its Budget for 2024-25 will support the delivery of local services in the Mid Scotland and Fife region. Ivan McKee S6O-03067 6. To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of how much money it expects to be able to reallocate from back office costs to front line services in the Scottish Budget, as a result of its work on public service reform. Evelyn Tweed S6O-03068 7. To ask the Scottish Government what its response is, regarding any potential impact on Scotland’s public finances, to reports that the Chancellor of the Exchequer is considering reducing taxes in the UK Budget in March. Katy Clark S6O-03069 8. To ask the Scottish Government what consideration is being given to increasing the funding settlement for local authorities.
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