Glasgow is home to the most workless households in the UK, according to the Office for National Statistics, (ONS).From reading certain southern blogs I know that some will say: "Well, that's Scotland for you. Load of welfare bums, aren't they?"
However, Scotland as a whole had the highest employment rate of any UK nation, at 76%.And no we don't all work for the state, as I explained here.
There's a particular employment problem in parts of Scotland, especially in Glasgow. I don't normally support tax regimes being varied in different parts of the country but I can't help wondering what would happen if corporation tax and national insurance were to be abolished in the east end of Glasgow. I might even relocate my own company: I had to pay £0.38P corporation tax a couple of years ago...
And Glasgow's surrounded by the UK's best scenery: