Scotland’s economic and fiscal forecasts May 2018

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Parliamentary Paper

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Our report, Scotland’s Economic and Fiscal Forecasts (PDF 2.3MB), was published on 14 December 2017 to accompany the Scottish Government’s Draft Budget 2018-19. We set out our five-year forecasts of the Scottish economy, tax receipts, social security expenditure and an assessment of whether the Scottish Government’s projections of borrowing are reasonable. Our report also includes costings for policies announced by the Scottish Government at the Draft Budget 2018-19.


Economics, Government and Finance



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