Posts Tagged ‘revenues’

Scottish people will be £1,400 better off as part of the UK analysis shows

Comments Off | 06-2-2014

Analysis published by Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander today (Wednesday 28 May) shows every Scottish man, woman and child benefits from a £1,400 UK Dividend as part of the UK.
This is because an independent Scotland would have lower tax revenues and higher spending driven by:

the gap in its public finances on day one

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5 things that make Scots £1400 better off as part of the UK

Comments Off | 06-2-2014

Here are the five building-blocks that contribute to the analysis behind the £1400 UK Dividend:
1. Scotland would start with a budget deficit
Based on Scotland’s current tax receipts and spending on public services, there would be a shortfall. This would result in more borrowing and a bigger deficit.
2. Gas and oil production is in decline
The independent

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Contribution of UK universities to national and local economic growth

Comments Off | 04-9-2014

Universities and higher education are worthwhile in their own right. They transform the lives of individuals and shape our society for the better. But today we are putting those benefits to one side. We are focusing on the fact that universities are also powerhouses for economic growth. They are a vital part of the government’s

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