BBC Question Time: Recap and Factcheck
Question Time on 11 October 2018 came from Edinburgh. Topics covered included Universal Credit, Brexit, education in Scotland and whether it was quicker to order pizza or drugs.
Trump’s visit: what’s the cost?
We look at costs and other details of President Trump’s visit to the UK
Would an independent Scotland have to keep the pound and cut public spending?
We look at the findings of a report into what an independent Scottish state could look like.
Scotland spends 20% more per head on public services than England
An increasing proportion of the Scottish government’s budget comes from taxes raised in Scotland, rather than the block grant.
How big is Scotland’s deficit compared to the UK as a whole?
The Scottish deficit is more than three times that of the UK as a whole, as a proportion of GDP.
Scotland: Tax and spending
In recent years more money has been spent in Scotland than has been collected, whether or not you count money collected from the North Sea oil and gas industries.
Comparing Scottish and UK growth rates
Is the Scottish economy as strong as the UK’s generally? Not according to the most recent growth figures.
Has the Scottish Government budget increased or decreased since 2010?
Panelists on this week's Question Time clashed over the Scottish Government budget.
Scotland's public finances
Scotland’s public finances benefit from being part of the UK, although that hasn’t always been the case.
Scottish jobs after Brexit
A ‘Hard Brexit’ would see 80,000 fewer jobs in Scotland than EU membership, according to one set of figures.
The oil price and Scotland’s independence
The falling price of oil hasn’t had much impact on the proportion of people saying they would vote for independence.
How much do the regions of the UK receive in EU funding?
There is no specific amount that each region of the UK gets from the EU, this changes from year to year depending on the number of funding applications.
What does leaving the EU mean for Scotland?
We look at what the impact of leaving the EU might be for Scotland in particular.