letter warns plans will not encourage economic growth

Scotland Bill criticised by top economists

By Cordelia O’Neill

Published: 07/02/2011

Plans to hand more tax and borrowing powers to Holyrood do not contain “real incentives or levers for economic growth”, a group of leading economists said today.

Ten economists expressed concerns in a letter written to the media that the Scotland Bill would not “deliver the critical levers that will make Scotland more competitive”, “provide the platform for improved economic performance”, or “make politicians more accountable”.

They warned it “contains flaws that will only further complicate Scotland’s funding arrangement”.

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