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Question ref. S6O-00302
Asked by: Michelle Thomson, Falkirk East, Scottish National Party
Date lodged: 20 October 2021

Question

To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to increase support and encourage more women into business, entrepreneurship and the labour market.

Current status: Answered by Ivan McKee on 28 October 2021


Answer

There is a clear gender gap in business participation and the Scottish Government is committed to closing that gap, unlocking the full economic potential of women in enterprise, and to supporting women into work and business. We have brought a range of measure to encourage and support employers to take action such as our Women Returners Programme which will see up to 1,500 women return to the workforce. We are also committed to developing an ambitious plan for the Women’s Business Centre, backed by an investment of up to £50m to ensure that women are fully supported to realise their business ambitions.