Oil slump outweighs economic growth
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Oil slump outweighs Scotland's onshore economic growth

A slump in oil revenues has left Scotland with a large continuing deficit that has countered onshore economic gains.

New figures show the country spent £14.8bn more than it raised in taxes in the last financial year, including a share of North Sea revenues.

The report said the figure represents a 9.5% share of GDP, more than double the UK figure of 4%.

New figures have caused a new political row over independence and Brexit.

BBC Scotland's political editor Brian Taylor reports.

  • 24 Aug 2016