Scotland will lose out without tariff-free access to single market, writes Martin Togneri
Sterling shock, stock market shock, political shock: each one seismic, each one confidence shaking – and each one utterly unforeseen by pundits, professional investors, wealth managers and hedge funds.
An act of economic self-harm that may break up two unions, and badly destabilise a third: the UK’s union with Europe, the UK’s union with Scotland and leaving an existential threat hanging over the EU itself. That’s an apocalyptic interpretation of the Brexit victory, but it is clearly a possible scenario, and even if the absolute worst does not crystallise the price of Britain’s “independence day” is likely to be high economically in the medium term at the very least.2 comments
Who’d have guessed it? Within hours of the Brexit vote, Scottish independence has once again become the talk of the steamie across the UK and the world.102 comments
FINDING new and better ways to respond leads to growth, says Graeme Atha1 comment
Last week saw a historic event in our financial market. The cost of UK government ten-year borrowing fell to just 1.2 per cent — its lowest level ever.1 comment
IF Britain’s wayward construction industry was an NHS patient you would say it has left hospital, but is prone to the occasional dizzy spell and time off work. Overall, the sector – about 7 per cent of GDP – has been generaly lacklustre for some time.
BRITAIN’S parliamentarians are certainly seeing some exotic business life.1 comment
I was surprised to see claims that more than three quarters of working mothers have experienced pregnancy or maternity-related discrimination.
NEWS that Alliance Trust, the 128-year-old Scottish investment trust giant, has received a potential takeover approach is at once shocking and utterly predictable.2 comments