The other GDP Quarterly National Accounts tables will be updated to … Hill farming is also prominent in the Southern Uplands in the south of Scotland, resulting in the production of wool, lamb and mutton. The mining of coal – once a major employer in Scotland has declined in importance since the later half of the 20th century, due to cheaper foreign coal and the exhaustion of many seams. Centred primarily on the cities of Edinburgh and Glasgow, the financial services industry in Scotland grew by over 35% between 2000 and 2005. Improve productivity and employee engagement, Quarterly National Accounts Scotland, 2019 Quarter 1 (includes oil and gas extraction), Scottish Government, Scottish Labour Market, June-August 2019, Scottish Government, Mid-year population estimates 2018, National Records of Scotland, ASHE, table 8.1a, Oct 2019, Office for National Statistics, Scottish Government Growth Sector Database, October 2019, UK Business Register and Employment Survey 2018, Mid-year 2018 population estimates, National Records of Scotland, Businesses in Scotland, Scottish Government, Nov 2018, Business Enterprise Research and Development Scotland 2018, Gross Expenditure on Research and Development Scotland 2018, Export Statistics Scotland, 2018, Scottish Government, Central and South America -  £1.6 billion. Glasgow is Scotland's largest city region by population with 1,838,180 people. Scotland is endowed with some of the best energy resources in Europe,[71] and is a net exporter of electricity, with a generating capacity of 10.1GW primarily from oil, gas and nuclear generation.[72]. Gross Expenditure on Research and Development (GERD) in Scotland was £2,706 million 2018, 4.4% higher than 2017. By 1770, Glasgow was the largest linen manufacturer in Britain. The Scottish Government has stated that no fracking can or will take place in Scotland while the moratorium remains in place. The last coal power station in Scotland closed earlier than anticipated following the reform of electricity connection charges. The motorway and trunk road network is principally centred on the cities of Edinburgh and Glasgow and connecting them to other major concentrations of population, and is vitally important to the economy of Scotland. Many Scots became soldiers, returning home after 20 years with their pension and skills.[22]. After 1945, however, the older heavy industries continued to decline and the government provided financial encouragement to many new industries, ranging from atomic power and petrochemical production to light engineering. "[61] The Scottish Government states that it is taking a cautious, considered and evidenced-based approach to fracking. [48], By 2020, Edinburgh was ranked 17th in the world for its financial services sector, and 6th in Western Europe, according to the Global Financial Services Centres Index. This paper presents economic facts and figures about Scotland's brewing and distilling sectors, with the objective of aiding policy scrutiny and developments in these sectors. Industry, which accounts for 46% of GDP and about 80% of exports, has replaced agriculture as the country's leading sector. The economic effects of the Union on Scotland were negative in the short term[citation needed][Scotland's debts were taken over by England], due to an increase in unpopular forms of taxation (such as the Malt Tax in 1712) and the introduction of duties on imports, which the Scottish exchequer had previously been neglectful in enforcing on most trade goods. [23] Agriculture gained after the union, and standards remained high. Need help? The State pension age is also reserved, as is the rate and eligibility of the UK State pensions system. The Scottish Government has introduced the Scottish Welfare Fund[85] to lessen the impact of cuts to social security benefits. We use cookies to give you the best experience when you browse our website. *Scotland's Labour Market Statistics, Jun-Aug 2019. We release Scottish economic statistics twice a year, April and October. Infrastructure in Scotland is varied in its provision and its quality. "In October 2017 the Scottish Government announced a ban on fracking after a 6 year struggle that saw massive opposition to the industry across the country. Most denominational schools in Scotland are Roman Catholic. According to Property Wire, the number of new homes built in Scotland during 2018 reached over 20,000 for the first time in a decade, a rise of 15% in the previous year, official data shows [3]. [79] The North Sea oil and gas industry contributed £35 billion to the UK economy (a little under 1% of GDP) in 2014 and is expected to decline in the coming years.[80]. [11][12][13][14][15][16] The Bank of England is Scotland's central bank and its Monetary Policy Committee is responsible for setting interest rates. The economy revived with munitions production during World War II. The economy has thus become more diversified and therefore stabler. Gas infrastructure in Scotland is owned and operated by SGN. [citation needed] In terms of overseas visitors, those from the United States made up 15% of visits to Scotland, with the United States being the largest source of overseas visitors, and Germany (13%), France (7%), Australia (6%) and Canada (5%) following behind. The majority of public sector revenue payable by Scottish residents and enterprises is collected at the UK level. It is generally argued that this has been in response to increasing globalisation and competition from low cost producers across the world, which has eroded Scotland's comparative advantage in such industries over the later half of the 20th century. Edinburgh is the financial services centre of Scotland, with many large financial firms based there. Total state spending in Scotland was £1,661 higher per person than the UK average at £75.3bn, while … 1. The Royal Bank of Scotland expanded internationally to be the second-largest bank in Europe, the fourth largest in the world by market capitalisation in 2008[citation needed], but collapsed in the 2008 financial crisis and had to be bailed out by the UK Government at a cost of £76 billion;[51] its new global headquarters in Edinburgh augmented the city's position as a major financial centre. According to the REF 2014[65] assessment for computer science and informatics the School of Informatics has produced more world-leading and internationally excellent research (4* and 3*) than any other university in the UK. Scotland embraced the Industrial Revolution, becoming a small commercial and industrial powerhouse of the British Empire. This flourished until the American Civil War in 1861 cut off the supplies of raw cotton; the industry never recovered. Other aspects of economic and fiscal policies remain a matter for Westminster - including currency, corporate tax, energy policy, foreign policy. Oil was discovered in the North Sea in 1966, with the first year of full production taking place in 1976. Prior to the 2008 financial crisis Scotland ranked second only to London in the European league of headquarters locations of the 30 largest banks in Europe as measured by market value.[52][53]. Scotland is the EU's largest petroleum producer, with the discovery of North Sea oil transforming the Scottish economy. Scotland is well-served by many airlines and has an expanding international route network, with long-haul services to Dubai, New York, Atlanta and Canada. In 2019 there were 21,805 new homes built according to the 'Housing Statistcs for Scotland Quarterly Update', published on 10th March 2020. HM Treasury retains responsibility for the Welfare State. In tandem with the decline of sea-fishing, commercial fish farms, especially in salmon, have increased in prominence in the rivers and lochs of the north and west of Scotland. Aberdeen is the centre of North Sea offshore oil and gas production, with giants such as Shell and BP housing their European exploration and production HQs in the city. [27] The majority of forests are in public ownership, with forestry policy being controlled by the Forestry Commission. Agriculture, especially cropping in Scotland, is highly mechanised and generally efficient. [10] This left a legacy in the diversity of goods and services which Scotland produces, from textiles, whisky and shortbread to jet engines, buses, computer software, ships, avionics and microelectronics, as well as banking, insurance, investment management and other related financial services. This led to smaller firms strengthening links with the academic community and substantial, industry-specific retraining programmes for the workforce. [39] Production remained in cottage industry units but the trading conditions were locked into the modern economy and gave rise to institutions such as the British Linen Bank. It closed in 2016. Figures used for comparing GDP performance between Scotland and the UK refer to GDP at basic prices, also known as Gross Value Added (GVA). and it contributes over £4.25 billion to the UK economy, making up a quarter of all its food and drink revenues. There is also a dynamic and fast growing electronics design and development industry, based around links between the universities and indigenous companies. Total international and rest of the UK exports (excluding oil and gas) were valued at £85.0 billion, up £2.4 billion (2.9%) from the previous year. Shipbuilding, although significantly diminished from its heights in the early 20th century, is still a large part of the Glasgow economy. [84], Since the Devolution Referendum of 1997, in which the Scottish electorate voted for devolution, a Scottish Parliament was reconvened under the Scotland Act 1998 and is considered to be a devolved national, unicameral legislature of Scotland. Menu. After the Industrial Revolution in Scotland, the Scottish economy concentrated on heavy industry, dominated by the shipbuilding, coal mining and steel industries. In Scotland, GDP per capita varies from €16,200 in North & East Ayrshire to €50,400 in Edinburgh city. There are many windfarms along the coast and hills, with plans to create one of the world's largest onshore windfarms at Barvas Moor on the Hebridean Isle of Lewis.[75]. GDP Quarterly National Accounts for 2020 Q2, published on 28 October 2020. The first half of the 19th century brought the creation of many life assurance companies in Scotland, predominantly on the mutual model. Following its creation from the merger of eight regional fire & rescue services, the Cabinet Secretary for Justice is also responsible for the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service. In 2018, "real" GDP for the UK increased by 1.4%; the highest annual growth of Nomenclature of Units for Territorial Statistics: NUTS1 areas was in both London and the West Midlands at 2.0% and the lowest annual growth was in Northern Ireland at negative 0.5%. Barley, wheat and potatoes are grown in eastern parts of Scotland such as Aberdeenshire, Moray, Highland, Fife and the Scottish Borders. With the growth of oil exploration during that time, as well as the ancillary industries needed to support it, the city of Aberdeen became the UK's centre of the North Sea Oil Industry, with the port and harbour serving many oil fields off shore. In 2018 there were 345,915 private sector enterprises in Scotland. The Scottish Government has several economic development agencies, with Highlands and Islands' Enterprise, Scottish Enterprise, and Scottish Development International. Scotland's primary public broadcaster is BBC Scotland and operates a substantial number of television channels, including satellite channels, and numerous radio stations. However the adoption of free trade in mid-19th century brought cheap American corn which undersold local farmers. Since 1979, management of the UK economy (including Scotland) has followed a broadly laissez-faire approach. This commentary reflects our understanding of issues at the time of writing drawn from a wide range of credible and respected sources and should not be taken as Scottish Enterprise policy. Scotland is considered to have an advanced communications infrastructure, similar to other Western nations, and has an extensive framework of developed radio, television, landline and mobile phone, as well as broadband internet networks. The home building industry in Scotland directly and indirectly contributed around £5 billion to the Scottish economy in 2006 – about 2% of GDP – greater than that of higher profile industries such as agriculture, fishing, electronics and tourism. Investment, insurance and asset servicing, Relationship with the rest of the United Kingdom, Scotland's debts were taken over by England, "These are exports of goods and services by Scottish companies to customers in the rest of the UK. We’re transforming the online experience for users & this site is currently under development. Note: Revenues from North Sea oil and gas are not included in these figures. The Carron Company established its ironworks at Falkirk in 1759, initially using imported ore but later using locally sourced Ironstone. [19][citation needed] (For the purpose of balance to this perspective, see Darien scheme.) There are several military bases within Scotland, as well as The Royal Scots' Battalion based in Bourlon Barracks, Yorkshire. We’re building a skilled and educated workforce. It has been confirmed that Scotland was in recession in the first half of 2020, and indications for the start of the second half of the year show things improving, but still below pre-Covid baselines in many cases. GDP First Quarterly Estimate for 2020 Q3, due to be published on 16 December 2020 There is no healthcare purchaser-provider split in Scotland, and the abolition of internal market in NHS Scotland was completed in 2004. [66], Excluding intra UK trade, the European Union and the United States constitute the largest markets for Scotland's exports. [citation needed] The net value of new building and repairs, maintenance and improvements combined is just under £11.6 billion, which is about 4.5% of Scottish GDP.[44]. Water and sewerage utilities were never privatised in Scotland and were previously run by local water boards which were gradually amalgamated until in 2002 one national body was created; Scottish Water. Prestwick Airport also has large air freight operations and cargo handling facilities. The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of Scotland in 2013 was $248.5 billion including revenue generated from North Sea oil and gas. Inland waters are rich in fresh water fish such as salmon and trout although here too there has been an inexorable and so far unexplained decline in abundance over the past decades. Henry Duncan[50], Scotland has four clearing banks: the Bank of Scotland, The Royal Bank of Scotland, the Clydesdale Bank and TSB Bank. The Scottish Government plans to decarbonise the gas supply by 2030 by substituting hydrogen[76] obtained by electrolysis powered by renewable energy. There are 26 areas in the UK where the GDP per person is under €20,000. It is estimated that tourism accounts for 5% of Scotland's GDP. Next planned releases. In 2006, Scotland produced 28% of Europe's PCs; more than seven per cent of the world's PCs; and 29% of Europe's notebooks.[63]. [108] Equally, there are 21 areas in the rest of the UK where the GDP per person is under €20,000: 4.5 million (8.5% of English) live in these deprived English districts. A national statistics publication for Scotland. 0 comment. The south-west of Scotland – principally Ayrshire and Dumfries and Galloway – is a centre of dairying. [108] The average GDP per capita in the South East England region (excludes London) is €34,200 with no local government area showing a GDP per capita of less than €20,000. Edinburgh was ranked 15th in the list of world financial centres in 2007, but fell to 37th in 2012, following damage to its reputation,[45] and in 2015 was ranked 71st out of 84. UK gross domestic product (GDP) growth was 0.2% in Quarter 4 (Oct to Dec) 2018. [82], The public sector, in Scotland, has a significant impact upon the economy and comprises central government departments, local government, and public corporations. [citation needed], Although North Sea oil production has been declining since 1999, an estimated 920 million tonnes of recoverable crude oil remained in 2009. Electricity Transmission infrastructure is split between two Distribution network operators; Scottish Power, and Scottish and Southern Energy, which also generate electricity along with EDF Energy. Scotland’s GDP is provisionally estimated to have increased by 1.5% in real terms during May, after falling by 18.9% in April and 5.5% in March. [citation needed] In contrast, overseas residents made 2.7 million visits to Scotland, staying 21.5 million nights and spending £1.8 billion. In such areas, the land is generally flatter, coastal, and the climate less harsh, and more suited to cultivation. [73] Scotland has been identified as having significant potential for the development of wind power. Retail banking services to individuals followed in the 19th century, on the trustee savings bank model pioneered by Rev. The Scottish Parliament has the power to legislate in all areas that are not explicitly reserved to Westminster. Per capital spending on medical and social care is the highest in Great Britain due to a more dispersed population and worse health inequalities with higher rates of alcoholism, alienation, drug use, suicide, and violence, which was dubbed 'the Glasgow effect' by the media. Within Britain itself there was also more centralisation, and industry tended to drift to the south, leaving Scotland as a neglected fringe. Competition for retailing water to business customers was introduced in 2008. Scotland's public education system mostly follows comprehensive education principles, with two major types of public school; non-denominational schools, and denominational schools. [83] This is in addition to employees of the government in the civil service and in local government as well as public bodies and corporations. Unlike in England, water infrastructure remains property of Scottish Water, however metering and billing of business customers is now undertaken by water supply companies. SMEs accounted for 99.3% of all private sector enterprises and for 54.6% of private sector employment and 40.5% of private sector turnover. National Insurance rates and bands are reserved as is the National Insurance Fund. However, by that time Scotland had developed heavy industries based on its coal and iron resources. In 1782, George Houston built what was then one of the largest cotton mills in the country in Johnstone. It also provides the majority of local authority funding and can exert control over Council Tax - such as capping rates. Call HMRC are also responsible for calculating and paying Child Benefit and Working Tax Credit in addition to collecting Scottish income taxes. Government expenditure was highest on social protection and health, with over 24 … In January 2015 the Scottish Government placed a moratorium on granting consents for unconventional oil and gas extraction. This map shows Scotland's international exports by region (£bn) and is supplied by the Scottish Government. GERS therefore uses a number of different methodologies to apportion revenue to Scotland. Key routes include the M8 motorway, which is one of the busiest and most important major routes in Scotland, with other primary routes such as the A9 connecting the Highlands to the Central Belt, and the A90/M90 connecting Edinburgh and Aberdeen in the east. The Scottish Parliament has full control of Income tax, land taxes, property tax and local taxation and some fiscal policy. In the 21st century, with the high rates of growth in many emerging economies of southeast Asia such as China, Thailand and Singapore, there was a drive towards marketing Scottish products and manufactured goods in these countries.[67]. However, the decline in heavy industry in Scotland has been supplanted with the rise in the manufacture of lighter, less labour-intensive products such as optoelectronics, software, chemical products and derivatives as well as life sciences. [35] The trade expanded towards long-established maritime bases for Scottish trade at Bruges and then Veere[36][37] in the Low Countries and at Elbląg and Gdańsk in the Baltic. Glasgow is the fourth-largest manufacturing centre in the UK, accounting for well over 60% of Scotland's manufactured exports. As Scotland's landmass is immense, and the population sparse, the most populated areas have been focused on for 4G connection; mainly the Central Belt regions, Aberdeen, Dundee and Inverness. [clarification needed][Less mild than the west coast.] Although the Bank of England remains the central bank for the UK Government, three Scottish clearing banks still issue their own banknotes: the Bank of Scotland, the Royal Bank of Scotland and the Clydesdale Bank. Employment in the tourism-related industries sector (as measured by the Scottish Government's Sustainable Tourism Growth Sector) in Scotland was 207,000 in 2016 - accounting for around 8.0% of employment in Scotland. Companies such as IBM and Hewlett-Packard have been in Scotland since the 1950s being joined in the 1980s by others such as Sun Microsystems (now owned by Oracle).

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