Report finds that BT adds £1.2 billion to the Scottish economy

BT Group, its spend with contractors and suppliers – and the spending power of its employees – are responsible for supporting more than 12,400 jobs in Scotland, according to an independent report.

Consultancy firm Hatch calculated that the communications and technology company generated more than £24bn in gross value added (GVA) to the UK economy during the last financial year, including £1.2 billion in Scotland alone.

The report estimates that around 12,400 full-time jobs in Scotland are supported by BT Group through direct and indirect effects.

It also spent £167m with suppliers based in Scotland – including those in the retail, construction and telecommunications industries.

In the Scotland, BT directly employs 7,240 people, with a further 205 employed as contractors.

The firm has announced plans to refurbish and expand its office in Glasgow as well as confirming plans for offices in Edinburgh and Dundee.

Last week, BT unveiled plans

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