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Backlash against Scottish innovation ‘super-board’

Proposals to create a single statutory board to govern Scotland’s five higher education, enterprise and innovation agencies have been criticised by politicians and university groups.

The creation of the Scottish ‘super-board’ was first mooted in the phase 1 report of the Scottish government’s enterprise and skills review, published on 25 October.

Initially, it was understood that the Scottish government would establish a new body to oversee and coordinate the activities of Scottish Enterprise, Highlands and Islands Enterprise, Skills Development Scotland, Scottish Development International and the Scottish Funding Council.

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