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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-21857: Gordon MacDonald (Edinburgh Pentlands)

Scottish National Party

Date lodged: 27 February 2019

To ask the Scottish Government what impact a no deal Brexit could have on Scotland’s economy.

Answered by: Derek Mackay 7 March 2019

The Scottish Government’s Chief Economist published analysis on 21 February indicating that a No Deal Brexit could be expected to push the Scottish economy into recession during 2019. The analysis indicated that there is the potential for the economy to contract by between 2.5%-7% depending on the way in which a No Deal Brexit evolves.