Scotland's future in the balance

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Summary

This report for the first time considers what a balance sheet for the current devolved Scottish public sector might look like and examines in detail the questions around Scotland’s current financial position and the future financial sustainability of Scotland.

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Published

Jun 2014

Author

CIPFA

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Scotland is being asked to vote on whether it should remain part of the UK or whether it should become independent. The demand for information on the state of the public finances in Scotland has never been greater.

It is in this context that CIPFA Scotland has produced this substantial report The Scottish Referendum: Scotland’s future in the balance which seeks to address tough questions around the future financing of an independent Scotland.

The report for the first time considers what a balance sheet for the current devolved Scottish public sector might look like and examines in detail the questions around Scotland’s current financial position and the future financial sustainability of Scotland.

Ahead of the referendum vote CIPFA believes that the public deserves more transparent and understandable data on Scotland’s finances and that a clear and understandable picture of Scotland’s public finances is essential to fully inform this important national debate.