What set-up costs would an independent Scotland face? The debate continues.
The work of LSE'S Professor Patrick Dunleavy was cited in a HM Treasury report on the set-up costs of an independent Scotland. In a blog for LSE British Politics and Policy, Professor Dunleavy challenged the use of his work, focused on the cost of setting up or substantially revamping a Whitehall department, saying:
Angus Armstrong reflects on the implications of projections made by HM Treasury and the Scottish Government for the 'dismal science' of economics.