This briefing is produced to assist the Economy, Energy & Tourism Committee in their inquiry into Scotland’s Economic Future Post-2014. It provides an overview of Scotland’s recent economic performance as well as outlining the nature of the business base and international trade. It also considers the key issues in public finance and summarises the existing financial powers and those extended through the Scotland Act 2012.
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Published: 23 January 2014
A supplementary briefing summarising some of the papers that have been published by the Scottish Government, the UK Government and the ESRC ‘Future of UK and Scotland’ programme to inform the debate on Scotland’s future is available here: http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/parliamentarybusiness/72297.aspx