The road to riches – Sun


Sun, 18.3.08

Scotland has the potential to be one of the world\’s most successful economic nations, an independent think tank claimed yesterday.

But the Powers for Growth report by Reform Scotland said to get there, the nation would need to double its growth rate from 1.8 per cent to 3.5 per cent.

It made four key factors for improving the economu – lowering the overall tax burden, limiting the role of government, greater financial freedom and better statistical information.

Ben Thomson, chairman of Reform Scotland, said: "We would urge all political parties to adopt policies which would delivery these outcomes and bring benefits to the Scottish economy."