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Wellbeing Economy Secretary comments on latest GDP figures

Commenting on Scottish GDP estimates, which show the economy grew by 0.4% in the three months to September, Wellbeing Economy Secretary Neil Gray said:

“These figures show the robustness of the Scottish economy, despite the stiff headwinds faced by countries around the world. We don’t under-estimate the seriousness of a cost-of-living crisis which continues to hamper household and businesses’ ability to spend, to the detriment of the wider economy.

“We are doing all we can with the limited powers available to us, including supporting business exports to produce increased international sales. As part of the Autumn Statement, Scotland needed a fair deal on investment for businesses, infrastructure and public services – the UK Government has failed to deliver on every count.

“Scottish businesses also continue to suffer due to Brexit’s effect on supply chains, trade and the free movement of people. I am not content with minimal growth levels for Scotland as part of the UK. 

“By focusing on developing equality, opportunity and community, an independent Scotland can build a fair, green and growing economy and match the performance of our European neighbours.”

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