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Scotland's ledger lands with a thud

The latest on Scottish government finances shows a lot more spent than raised in tax. Does it matter? How could the deficit be reduced? What difference will new devolved powers make? And just how much has Scotland being paying to the European Union?

24 August 2016
Douglas Fraser Business/economy editor, Scotland

GERS 2015-16: Confronting the challenges

The word of the day was "challenging". Nicola Sturgeon used it, repeatedly, when discussing the state of Scotland's economy, as partially disclosed by the publication of the annual exercise known as Government Expenditure and Revenue Scotland (GERS.)

24 August 2016
Brian Taylor Political editor, Scotland