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Scotland’s business leaders cry out for a helping hand



Humza Yousaf’s successor as the first minister of Scotland should prioritise the economy, reduce taxes and target greater inward investment, business groups have said.

They also have called for stability, with a requirement for the vacuum created by Yousaf’s resignation to be filled as quickly as possible.

In addition, trade bodies want an improvement in collaboration between politicians and industry to ensure that relevant concerns are heard when policies are being designed.

Liz Cameron, the chief executive of Scottish Chambers of Commerce, thanked Yousaf for his efforts and suggested that growing the economy must be the central aim for any new leader.

“We need to be confident that the Scottish government is pulling in the same direction to support business, grow the economy and create

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