Your Business and the new Scottish Parliament

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Presentation by Moray Macdonald to Business Breakfasts held in Inverness, Glasgow and Edinburgh week commencing 4 July 2011.

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Your Business and the new Scottish Parliament

  1. 1. Your business and the new Scottish Parliament<br />
  2. 2. ABOUT US<br />THE NEW SCOTTISH PARLIAMENT<br />THE PEOPLE<br />THE POLICY AGENDA<br />HOW CAN YOU BE HEARD?<br />
  3. 3. Our Global Network<br />121 offices in 74 countries <br />3<br />
  4. 4. Inverness<br />Aberdeen<br />Edinburgh<br />Glasgow<br />Cardiff<br />Cardiff<br />Belfast<br />Dublin<br />Manchester <br />Leeds<br />London<br />Weber Shandwick in UK / Scotland<br />UK<br /><ul><li>A one-stop shop for accessing UK-wide, pan European and global audiences
  5. 5. Full service UK network encompassing Financial, Technology, Healthcare, Corporate, Public Affairs and Consumer PR
  6. 6. Specialist teams in Digital, CSR, Broadcast, Internal Communications, Market Research, Lifestyle & Youth Marketing and Multi-Cultural Communications </li></ul>Scotland<br /><ul><li>4 offices: Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness and Aberdeen
  7. 7. Specialist public affairs and design practices
  8. 8. 55 staff
  9. 9. Multi-specialism consultants
  10. 10. Key sectors: Oil & Gas, Commercial Property, Corporate & Financial, Business to Business</li></ul>“The well connected PR company”<br />Financial Times<br />
  11. 11. 5<br />The New Scottish Parliament<br />and some of the key people<br />
  12. 12. Make up of Scottish Parliament<br />2011 <br />Constituency <br />Results<br />73 constituencies<br />8 regions<br />129 MSPs<br />
  13. 13. 2011 Election Results<br />
  14. 14. 2011 Election Results<br />
  15. 15. Where did the SNP’s vote come from?<br />
  16. 16. Scotlandvotes image<br />2015 ...<br />Can Labour make a comeback in 2015?<br />www.scotlandvotes.com<br />
  17. 17. Why is this important?<br />30+15+1+1+1 = 48<br />
  18. 18. And some high profile losses<br />
  19. 19. New faces in the Cabinet<br />
  20. 20. Alex Salmond<br />First Minister<br />Nicola Sturgeon<br />Deputy First Minister, Cabinet Sec for Health, Wellbeing & Cities Strategies<br />Michael MathesonMinister for Public Health<br />Shona Robison Minister for Commonwealth Games & Sport<br />Michael RussellCabinet Secretary for Education & Lifelong Learning<br />Kenny MacAskillCabinet Secretary for Justice<br />Richard LochheadCabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and Environment<br />John SwinneyCabinet Secretary for Finance, Employment and Sustainable Growth<br />Bruce Crawford Cabinet Secretary for Parliament and Government Strategy<br />Alex Neil Cabinet Secretary for Infrastructure and Capital Investment<br />Roseanna Cunningham Minister Community Safety & Legal Affairs<br />Alasdair AllanMinister for Learning & Skills<br />Angela ConstanceMinister for Children & Young People<br />Stewart StevensonMinister for Environment and Climate Change<br />Keith BrownMinister for Housing and Transport<br />Fergus EwingMinister for Energy, Enterprise and Tourism<br />Aileen CampbellMinister for Local Government and Planning<br />Brian AdamMinister for Parliamentary Business and Chief Whip<br />Fiona HyslopCabinet Culture & External Affairs<br />
  21. 21. Parliamentary Liaison Officers (PLOs)<br />Joan McAlpine MSP<br />PLO to Alex Salmond<br />First Minister of Scotland<br />Mark McDonald MSP<br />PLO to John Swinney<br />Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Employment and Sustainable Growth<br />Humza Yousaf MSP<br />PLO to Alex Salmond<br />First Minister of Scotland<br />John Finnie MSP<br />PLO to Kenny MacAskill<br />Cabinet Secretary for Justice<br />Aileen Macleod MSP<br />PLO to Alex Neil<br />Cabinet Secretary for Infrastructure and Capital Investment<br />Jim Eadie MSP<br />PLO to Nicola Sturgeon Cabinet Secretary for Health, Wellbeing and Cities Strategy<br />Clare Adamson MSP<br />PLO to Fiona Hyslop<br />Cabinet Secretary for Europe and External Affairs<br />Marco Biagi MSP<br />PLO to Michael Russell <br />Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning<br />Derek Mackay MSP<br />PLO to Bruce Crawford<br />Cabinet Secretary for Parliamentary Business and Government Strategy<br />Paul Wheelhouse MSP<br />PLO to Richard Lochhead<br />Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and the Environment<br />
  22. 22. Special Advisers<br />Alex Bell<br />Senior Policy Adviser<br />FMQs, Constitution, Renewable Energy and Water<br />Kevin Pringle <br />Senior Special Adviser<br />Political Spokesperson<br />Stephen Noon<br />Senior Policy Adviser<br />Noel Dolan<br />Senior Policy Adviser<br />Health and Wellbeing<br />Geoff Aberdein<br />Special Adviser<br />First Minister Alex Salmond<br />John McFarlane<br />Special Adviser<br />Policy support on all issues<br />Stuart Nicolson<br />Special Adviser<br />Jennifer Erikson<br />Special Adviser<br />Stephen Gethins<br />Special Adviser<br />Stephen Gethins<br />Special Adviser<br />David Hutchison<br />Special Adviser<br />John MacInnes<br />Special Adviser<br />
  23. 23. 17<br />The Policy Agenda<br />
  24. 24. The policy agenda<br />
  25. 25. Programme for Government<br />Scotland Bill<br />Non-financial aspects:<br /><ul><li>Selection of BBC Trust and Crown Estate Commissioners
  26. 26. Scottish elections
  27. 27. Speed and drink-driving limits
  28. 28. Airguns
  29. 29. UK Supreme Court
  30. 30. And finally ... A Scottish Government</li></ul>Financial implications:<br /><ul><li>Responsible for half of income tax raised
  31. 31. Borrowing Powers for the Scottish Government
  32. 32. Stamp Duty
  33. 33. Landfill tax
  34. 34. Power to create or devolve other taxes to Holyrood
  35. 35. Corporation tax?</li></li></ul><li>Programme for Government<br />The economy<br /><ul><li>The Budget – no longer a compromise with other parties
  36. 36. Cuts – 11% real term reduction by 2014/2015
  37. 37. New tax and borrowing powers
  38. 38. Council Tax freeze
  39. 39. Focus on Scottish Enterprise / HIE and SDI
  40. 40. Internationalising Scotland’s economy is key</li></li></ul><li>Programme for Government<br />Public Sector Reform<br />Christie Commission<br /><ul><li>Involve communities in design and delivery of public services
  41. 41. Integration of public services
  42. 42. Prioritise expenditure on preventing negative outcomes
  43. 43. Reduce duplication – across public, private and third sectors
  44. 44. Sharing services
  45. 45. Devolution of job search and support from UK Government
  46. 46. Audit Scotland – improve performance across all public service organisations
  47. 47. Consistent and transparent procurement standards</li></ul>No compulsory redundancies across the public sector.<br />Freeze council tax until 2016.<br />
  48. 48. Programme for Government<br />Renewable Energy<br /><ul><li>100% of electricity from renewables by 2020
  49. 49. The re-industrialisation of Scotland?
  50. 50. Renewables – 20,000 jobs by 2020?
  51. 51. Transmission charges remain an issue
  52. 52. Warm Home Fund
  53. 53. Community green energy projects</li></li></ul><li>Programme for Government<br />Transport<br /><ul><li>New Forth Crossing
  54. 54. Edinburgh-Glasgow Improvement Programme
  55. 55. Borders Railway
  56. 56. M8 upgrade
  57. 57. Glasgow Subway modernisation
  58. 58. Western and Northern Isles ferry contracts</li></ul>But what for ....<br /><ul><li>Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route
  59. 59. A9
  60. 60. High Speed Rail
  61. 61. Edinburgh Trams</li></li></ul><li>Programme for Government<br />Other issues<br /><ul><li>Funding for Higher Education – up to £9,000 for English students
  62. 62. Minimum pricing for alcohol +
  63. 63. Police Force restructuring
  64. 64. Anti-Sectarianism Bill
  65. 65. Commonwealth Games
  66. 66. 5,000 new council houses
  67. 67. £1.25 Billion investment in school building programme</li></li></ul><li>Programme for Government<br />Independence Referendum<br /><ul><li>Held towards end of the Parliament
  68. 68. Maybe after the Commonwealth Games in 2014?
  69. 69. A question on something less than independence too?</li></ul>18%<br />37%<br />45%<br />
  70. 70. Local Authority Elections 2012<br />
  71. 71. 27<br />Engaging with the Scottish Parliament<br />
  72. 72. Engaging with the Scottish Parliament<br />The basics<br /><ul><li>Stakeholder Map
  73. 73. Stakeholder Audit
  74. 74. Draw up an engagement plan
  75. 75. Access is easy – at Parliament and locally
  76. 76. Don’t forget SpAds, Researchers, PLOs
  77. 77. Send briefings
  78. 78. Be active – events, networking, conferences</li></li></ul><li>Contact us:<br />Moray Macdonald<br />Managing Director, Scotland<br />Email: mmacdonald@webershandwick.com<br />Twitter: @moraymacdonald<br />LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/moraymacdonald<br />
  79. 79. ?<br />
  80. 80. Contact us:<br />Moray Macdonald<br />Managing Director, Scotland<br />Email: mmacdonald@webershandwick.com<br />Twitter: @moraymacdonald<br />LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/moraymacdonald<br />

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