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Though second (only) to that in the West Midlands, business confidence in Scotland at 9.9 is well above the UK average of minus 0.2.
Again, from that well-known to me, but not to the BBC, must-be Marxist-Nationalist, throbbing organ, Insider:
‘The latest ICAEW Business Confidence Monitor’s Scots score is one of the highest in the UK and is second only to that of the West Midlands. Business confidence in Scotland remains firmly positive in the third quarter of 2018, according to new research. The latest ICAEW Business Confidence Monitor shows a score of plus 9.9 which is one of the highest in the UK and is second only to that of the West Midlands.’
I wonder, is that the first good news about business we’ve had recently. Let me check my records: