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  • Autumn Statement – Brexit and Westminster mismanagement still harming Scotland 17/11/2022
      Chancellor Jeremy Hunt’s headline increases in spending mask underlying declines. Make no mistake- this is an austerity budget and it’s not that well disguised. The spend on the NHS will not be nearly enough to bring health spending in line with other developed countries. The UK has spent about 20 percent less per person […]
  • Polls indicate the emergence of a Scottish independence mindset 02/11/2022
      Two polls published this week indicate thats voters in Scotland are losing faith in UK governance.  A poll by Panelbase for Believe in Scotland found that 50% of Scottish voters had more trust in the economic competence of the Holyrood government than they did in the UK Government. Only 28% had more trust in […]
  • The new economic case for independence – Five Key Takeaways 17/10/2022
    Business for Scotland didn’t comment when the Sustainable Growth Commission report was published. It was too conservative for us on spending, undersold Scotland’s economic potential – both for growth and in wellbeing terms – and the conditions for the introduction of a Scottish pound were overly restrictive. We have no such reservations about today’s economic […]
  • 7 reasons Scots should be concerned by Liz Truss’ energy policy 21/09/2022
    The UK government is expected to announce a  cap on energy bills for businesses today,  but there is likely to be a delay before the details are clear. What IS becoming clear is the direction of Liz Truss’ general energy policy. Richer households will benefit more than poorer ones from the plans. Businesses have been […]
  • How would energy be cheaper in an independent Scotland? 26/08/2022
      Today the energy regulator Ofgem has raised the energy price cap, a move that will see the average household energy bill increase to £3,549 in October – a rise of 80% on the current cap of £1,971 – this is on top of a rise of 54% earlier in the year. In other words, […]
  • Scots caught up in UK energy disaster look enviously at independent Nordic states 31/07/2022
    Anger is mounting in Scotland as energy prices soar for consumers while energy producers announce record profits. Many Scots look enviously at Nordic countries such as Finland where bills are much lower thanks to plentiful, cheap renewable energy.  Last week’s announcement that all households across the UK will get £400 help with bills over six […]
  • “Ferrygate” little more than a propaganda war against Scotland 09/06/2022
    Ferries have featured heavily in the Scottish news diet over the last few months. Headlines have screamed about “Ferrygate” – the story of delays and cost overruns to two new dual-fuel vessels commissioned from Ferguson Marine, and other ferry-related issues. The ferries are indeed five years late and millions over budget and thats not good- however […]
  • Annual Scottish FDI outperforms Europe and rUK 31/05/2022
    Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) is when a company or a fund from another country invest in Scotland to set up operations in the country and create new job opportunities in Scotland. FDI is good for the Scottish economy, but it is best to have it as part of a mix of strong domestic job creation […]
  • Scotland bails out the UK again – but tax plan will “pour fuel on the climate crisis” 27/05/2022
      The UK Government’s U-turn on a windfall tax expected to raise £5 billion from the oil and gas industry is the latest example of Scotland’s assets being used to bail out the UK. But the new scheme is also geared up to push investment towards extracting more oil and gas from the North Sea.  […]
  • Better Together’s Indyref1 energy price lies have come home to roost 25/05/2022
    On May 3 2014, the Better Together campaign tweeted  “Lower energy bills for Scotland – we are Better Together in the UK”. There was a “read more” link to the campaign site. That has been removed. It is not a promise that has stood the test of time. The huge price hikes Scottish consumers are […]
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