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National Transport Strategy

SCDI are responding to the consultation by Transport Scotland on a new National Transport Strategy and we would welcome your views to shape our submission.

The draft strategy sets out a vision for the future of transport for the next 20 years. It will provide the framework for a review of strategic investments in transport. You can find the full consultation here.

We are interested in our members’ comments on any or all of the following key questions:

  • What aspects of the transport system work well at the moment?
  • And what practical actions would you like to see the National Transport Strategy take to encourage and promote these?
  • What aspects of the transport system do not work well at the moment?
  • And what practical actions would you like to see the National Transport Strategy take to improve these?
  • Is there anything else you would like to say about the National Transport Strategy?
  • Is the Vision that is set out for the National Transport Strategy the right Vision for transport policy over the next 20 years?
  • Are the Priorities and Outcomes that the Strategy is trying to achieve the right Priorities and Outcomes for transport policy over the next 20 years?
  • Are some of these Priorities and Outcomes more important than others or are they equally important?

We are happy to receive comments by email or arrange a conversation with you where possible.

Please email Marc Strathie, Policy Analyst: marc.strathie@scdi.org.uk. The deadline for contributing views and evidence for our submission is COB Monday 21 October.

Migration Advisory Committee – Salary Thresholds Review

The UK Government has instructed the Migration Advisory Committee to conduct a review of the proposed system of salary thresholds for skilled workers in the UK after its withdrawal from the European Union.

The Home Office’s Immigration White Paper proposed a salary threshold of £30,000. The average annual salary in Scotland is £23,000. SCDI has previously commented that the UK should remain an open, inclusive and globally connected economy and society after Brexit, with an immigration system which reflects Scotland’s distinct profile and meets its business needs.

To inform SCDI’s response, we would welcome our members’ views by COB Friday 25 October. Please email Marc Strathie, Policy Analyst: marc.strathie@scdi.org.uk.

The Migration Advisory Committee’s call for evidence is available here.

Transient Visitor Levy

The Scottish Government has decided to legislate to enable local authorities to implement a Transient Visitor Levy and is now consulting on the design and principles of such a levy. SCDI is preparing a response to this consultation and asks for the views of its members to inform our submission.

We would welcome views by COB Friday 8 November. Please email Marc Strathie, Policy Analyst: marc.strathie@scdi.org.uk.

The Scottish Government’s consultation is available here.

SCDI’s previous submissions on this issue are available here.

Get in touch

If you would like to find out more about other opportunities to shape our Policy activities and positions, please contact: David Kelly, Policy Manager, david.kelly@scdi.org.uk.

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