Scotland

  • Scotland’s economy slow out of the first Lockdown but wages jump May, 2021

    Official ONS figures which reflect the economy opening up after the first lockdown show the Scotland’s performance relative to other parts of the UK. These stats compare GDP in the quarter ended September 2020 with the same quarter a year earlier. These showed that Scotland’s growth was -9.4% compared with -21.9% the previous quarter. This placed Scotland tenth (previous ranking seventh) out of the twelve UK ‘regions’. Northern Ireland topped the table with growth of -2.9% whilst UK growth over the same period was -7.5%. The West Midlands was bottom, posting growth of -11.3%. In the same report, the ONS’s figures for...

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