Michael Glackin – The Sunday Times
Lack of strategy on e‑commerce costs Scotland £44bn
Scotland is missing out on a potential £44bn economic boost, a new report warns, due to a failure to compete with London and Manchester as a hub for global e-commerce.
The report, compiled by the Institute of Ecommerce and sponsored by Skills Development Scotland, calls for a national strategy to secure Scotland’s place as a “major player” in the sector.
The report, A New Ecommerce Blueprint for Scotland, follows a 2012 report, commissioned by Scottish Enterprise, which also warned Scotland was “way behind other parts of the UK” in e-commerce.