Scotland's got what it takes to be independent

Graphic showing Scotland's finances are stronger than the UK's

Responding to today’s publication of the latest Government  Expenditure and Revenue Scotland report [GERS], Blair Jenkins, Chief Executive of Yes Scotland, said: 

"What these figures show is that Scotland has one of the best sets of national accounts of any country in the developed world. 

"They also clearly underline that Scotland has got what it takes to be a strong, independent nation and that our future will be built on robust financial foundations.

"The figures show that Scotland generates a bigger share of UK taxes than we get as a share of UK spending.  

"Scotland’s finances have been healthier than the UK’s for a number of years now. Our opponents in the No campaign would be doing the people of Scotland a service if they admitted that."

Topics: 
Economy, Government, Public finances

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