Skills Assessment for Business Services: Final Report

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Sutherland, Victoria ; McTier, Alexander ; McGregor, Alan (2015)
  • Publisher: Skills Development Scotland

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    7. The business services sector contributed £6.4 billion to the Scottish economy in 2012. This was an increase of 13% since 2009.

    8. The UK Commission for Employment and Skills is projecting employment in 'business and other services' will grow by 12% in Scotland between 2012 and 2022.

    1. In 2013, there were almost 21,000 businesses in the business services sector in Scotland. • Business services accounts for 13% of all businesses in Scotland. • The number of businesses has increased by 17% since 2009. • Over half (54%) of businesses in the sector have no employees.

    2. The business services sector employed 121,500 in 2013. • Business services account for 5% of total employment. • Employment in the sector has declined by 6% since 2009 - compared to an 8% increase across Great Britain as a whole.

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