Mostly well-paid state employees headline the demands for state support by groups largely peopled with folk who pride themselves on their entrepreneurial spirit until the going gets tough and, like the banks, in 2008 feel entitled to benefits.
I don’t doubt times are hard, relatively, and some will have to ‘take jobs’ but things are far harder, as Forbes knows, for the poor, who face soaring heating and food costs on frozen benefits.
The figures suggest, also, that some entrepreneurs can be a bit entrepreneurial with the facts. To repeat a response to the corporate Herald, three days ago:
Insolvencies much lower than before pandemic:
So, total insolvencies are now a third of the level in 2012 and just over half that in the months before the pandemic emerged (Q4 2019)? Who can we blame for this resilience? That SNP Government?