UK Government: Swinney complaint is 'own goal'

A UK Government source said:

This is an own goal by the Scottish Government.

Their own white paper says an independent Scotland will need 180 public bodies. The analysis simply reflects that.


Treasury: Scottish people '£1,400 a year better off in UK'

Scottish people will be £1,400 a year better off if the country remains in the UK, Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander said. However, the Scottish government claimed an independent country could be £5 billion a year better off.