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The Common Weal Think-tank analysis of GERS 2017 reveals the economic opportunities of Scottish independence

Modest estimates by Common Weal show that an independent Scotland could be better off to the tune of at least £7.5 billion in comparison to the figures in the GERS paper published today effectively cutting the deficit by over half. 

As the GERS paper mentioned on several occasions the statistics are estimation of the financial management of the Scottish economy as a region within the United Kingdom, where most of the economic power currently lies. Common Weal calculates that the very act of Scottish Independence would boost tax revenue by at least £7.5 billion per year.

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Dr Craig Dalzell

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The Common Weal Think-tank analysis of GERS 2017 reveals the economic opportunities of Scottish independence

Modest estimates by Common Weal show that an independent Scotland could be better off to the tune of at least £7.5 billion in comparison to the figures in the GERS paper published today effectively cutting the deficit by over half. 

As the GERS paper mentioned on several occasions the statistics are estimation of the financial management of the Scottish economy as a region within the United Kingdom, where most of the economic power currently lies. Common Weal calculates that the very act of Scottish Independence would boost tax revenue by at least £7.5 billion per year.