‘Scotland’s top private firms employed more people, increased salaries and witnessed a rise in profits in 2017.’

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Another indicator of real economic growth and well-being to counter the doom-mongers of the Scottish media using the near useless GDP and GERs figures to undermine the case for autonomy, see this from the Scottish Business News Network yesterday:

‘Data published in Grant Thornton UK’s annual Scotland Limited report assesses the commercial performance over the past year of Scotland’s top 100 privately owned limited businesses. This year’s report reveals a total combined turnover of £21.4 billion, up from £20.8 billion in 2016. Total profits before taxation increased from £1.4 billion in 2016 to £1.6 billion. Meanwhile, the total number of people employed by the top 100 firms rose from 110,632 in 2016 to 119,087 in 2017, with total remuneration also increasing from £3.1 billion to £3.3 billion.’

https://sbnn.co.uk/2018/02/13/political-uncertainty-fails-dent-profits-headcount-scotlands-limited-companies/

For many other such objective and accurate measures, search this blog for ‘business’ or see this:

More real evidence of economic strength: number of Scots getting permanent jobs has ‘risen sharply.’

As before, let me know if you see any sign of this story in our mainstream media.

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