Brexit's damage to Scotland
Indylibrary / 17.03.2023

No honesty in Budget about Brexit's economic damage

When the Chancellor of the UK Exchequer Jeremy Hunt delivers his budget on Wednesday, he will trumpet whatever sticking plaster measures he and his team come up with – but don’t expect any honesty about the damage that Brexit is doing to the UK economy.

The UK’s growth is stagnant while other countries are pulling ahead. That stagnation will limit the resources available to fund public services.

As Scotland exports more per head than the rest of the UK Scotland, it is suffering disproportionately from Brexit – that means budgets and purses are being painfully squeezed.