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In 2012, even if Scotland secured a per-capita share of North Sea oil, its annual deficit would have been 13.3% of GDP. Only Greece and Slovenia were in a weaker position.

• SRS White Paper •

Scottish government data show that with or without oil Scotland’s fiscal position is one of Europe’s weakest.

• SRS White Paper •

Keeping Sterling is overwhelmingly in Scotland’s interests given pension, trade and savings flows. The Scottish Government has no credible plan to address the key issue of currency choice.

• SRS White Paper •

A separated Scotland would take on a national debt of £116bn and rising, or £186bn with bank liabilities.

• SRS White Paper •

The UK enhances Scottish influence, security, public spending and cultural reach. A Yes vote would be unaffordable and would not enhance real independence.

• SRS White Paper •

Public spending in Scotland, relative to the size of the economy, has been consistently and substantially greater than in the UK as a whole.

• SRS White Paper •

In 2012/13, Scotland raised £48.11bn in tax receipts, including £552m as its per-capita share of oil revenues, and spent £65.2bn, running a fiscal deficit of £17.1bn, or £3226 for every man, woman and child.

• SRS White Paper •

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