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What will it really cost to set up an independent Scotland? A critique of Patrick Dunleavy’s report

McLean, Iain (2014) What will it really cost to set up an independent Scotland? A critique of Patrick Dunleavy’s report. Democratic Audit Blog (27 Jun 2014). Website.

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Abstract

Iain McLean comments on a report by Patrick Dunleavy that claims that, in the event of a Yes vote in the upcoming referendum, there would be immediate set-up costs of only £200 million in stark contrast to the UK government’s own estimate of £2.7 billion. Iain argues that the number is likely to be in the area of £1.5 to £2 billion when considering the two huge set-up costs that Scotland would incur after independence in the areas of tax collection and benefits distribution. Patrick Dunleavy responds to Iain’s criticisms here: (http://www.democraticaudit.com/?p=6389).

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://www.democraticaudit.com/
Additional Information: © 2014 Democratic Audit UK; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HJ Public Finance
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN1187 Scotland
Sets: Collections > Democratic Audit Blog
Date Deposited: 10 Jul 2014 15:56
Last Modified: 26 Jun 2019 23:18
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/57705

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