Raymond Buchanan
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Scottish independence: Scots' welfare report in a nutshell

A think tank has highlighted the pros and cons of welfare in an independent Scotland.

The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) has said independence would give Scots the opportunity for radical reform of pensions and benefits but it has also warned that an ageing population could bring additional costs in the future.

BBC Scotland's political correspondent Raymond Buchanan rounds up the IFS findings.

  • 31 Jul 2013