The Scotsman cartoon: The cost of independence

Illustration: Iain Green
Illustration: Iain Green
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THE cost of establishing an independent Scotland would be around £200 million, according to professor Patrick Dunleavy.

London School of Economics (LSE) professor Patrick Dunleavy was commissioned to research the costs involved in a Yes vote.

The Treasury has previously estimated this would cost £900 million, which Dunleavy said “does not seem implausible”.

The academic said Scots may face up to a decade of transition following a Yes vote, paying a fee to continue to share some agencies such as the DVLA until 2022.


Scottish Independence: £200m to be ‘initial cost’