• Text size      
  • Send this article to a friend
  • Print this article

Appeal for an extra £400m investment

FAILURE to invest in Scotland's economic infrastructure will have a negative impact on national finances, a new report suggests.

The report, entitled Delivering Firm Foundations for the Future, comes from N-56, a business-led initiative made up of both foreign and domestic economists.

They suggest Scotland's economy is underfunded and should be bolstered to echo the commitment of other "advanced" economies.

The report claims that if Scotland invested an extra £400 million per year, it would provide a £1.1 billion boost to the economy.

Some of the measures include a development of an airport hub and freight port services as well as extending the high speed rail network to Scotland, and improving the road and rail connections between Scottish cities.

In so doing, the report argues that Scotland would thrive much like Finland, Switzerland and Singapore.

Contextual targeting label: 

Commenting & Moderation

We moderate all comments on HeraldScotland on either a pre-moderated or post-moderated basis.
If you're a relatively new user then your comments will be reviewed before publication and if we know you well and trust you then your comments will be subject to moderation only if other users or the moderators believe you've broken the rules

Moderation is undertaken full-time 9am-6pm on weekdays, and on a part-time basis outwith those hours. Please be patient if your posts are not approved instantly.