Scotland's economy

Fact checks related to the scottish economy, taxation and spending

18 May 2017

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.

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Scotland: Tax and spending
14 March 2017

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.

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Comparing Scottish and UK growth rates
17 February 2017

Has the Scottish Government budget increased or decreased since 2010?

Panelists on this week's Question Time clashed over the Scottish Government budget.

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Has the Scottish Government budget increased or decreased since 2010?
18 November 2016

Scotland's public finances

The gap between what the Scottish government spends and what it collects in taxes is higher than the rest of the UK. So at the moment, Scotland’s public finances benefit …

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Scotland's public finances
14 October 2016

Scottish jobs after Brexit

A ‘Hard Brexit’ would see 80,000 fewer jobs in Scotland than EU membership, according to one set of figures.

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Scottish jobs after Brexit
14 October 2016

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.

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The oil price and Scotland’s independence
2 August 2016

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.

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How much do the regions of the UK receive in EU funding?
15 July 2016

What does leaving the EU mean for Scotland?

We look at what the impact of leaving the EU might be for Scotland in particular.

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What does leaving the EU mean for Scotland?

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