Spending warning for independent Scotland

An independent Scotland could face tough financial choices, according to the Institute for Fiscal Studies

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Independence could give Scotland "tremendous economic opportunities"

Independence could give Scotland "tremendous economic opportunities", while remaining part of the UK would "almost certainly" result in cuts to public spending, a new Scottish Government report has claimed.

The document sets out how SNP ministers believe Scotland could increase economic growth and boost jobs by leaving the United Kingdom.

However, it also warns that improving the economy would "take time", stressing that there are "no overnight solutions".

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