Scottish Economy

Scotland Can Run a Deficit - Here's How

Christopher Bacon | Posted 22.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Christopher Bacon

Whatever operational option an independent Scotland would choose, the conceptual details would be the same: a sovereign government cannot default and faces no financial constraints. Taxes would not have to be raised, and spending would not have to be cut, unless there was a political decision to do so based on the political will of the population.

A Taxing Problem for the UK

Sir Michael Snyder | Posted 14.06.2015 | UK
Sir Michael Snyder

Surely if Brussels has any real part to play in this debate it must be in persuading its members that harmonising their tax systems to a much greater degree than at present is to their mutual long term benefit.

Most Experts Say Scottish Independence 'Makes No Economic Sense'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 06.08.2014 | UK Politics

Alex Salmond's Scottish independence plans have received a fresh blow as research found that most financial experts in Britain believe they make "no e...

Scottish Coal Collapse Costs 590 Jobs

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.04.2013 | UK

Scottish Coal has announced it is in liquidation with the loss of almost 600 jobs. The company operates six open-cast coal mines in Scotland - in E...

We'll Drink To That: Scotch Whisky Gains £1bn Boost

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.08.2012 | UK

Drinks giant Diageo has unveiled plans to invest £1bn in Scotch whisky production, creating nearly 1,000 jobs, amid surging global demand for the pro...

Osborne Claims Scottish Economy Damaged By Independence Debate

PA | Posted 12.01.2012 | UK Politics

The prospect of an independence referendum is damaging the Scottish economy, George Osborne has claimed. Speaking to the BBC's Polit...