From Insider yesterday:
‘The number of decrees issued against Scottish businesses for unpaid debts fell to a record low in 2017, according to figures released today by Registry Trust. A total of 2,192 decrees were issued against businesses in Scotland last year, a decline of 38 per cent on 2016. The average value of these claims also fell by more than half, down 58 per cent. As a result, the total value of business judgements plunged by 76 per cent to £12m, the lowest on record.’
This is, as headlined, only one of many recent indicators that the Scottish economy is much better health than the unreliable estimates of the GDP and GERS figures so loved by many media commentators desperate to do their own country down. It’s also quite a dramatic, newsworthy fall. You’ll get a longer list of these positive measures and a reminder of why GDP and GERS are meaningless propaganda, at:
Let me know if you see any sign of this on BBC Scotland or STV.