This briefing is produced to assist the Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee in their inquiry into Scotland’s Economic Future Post-2014. It provides a summary of key statistics at a pivotal moment in the economic history of the industry, when both record investment levels and continued production decline have been witnessed in recent years. The briefing also considers the impact of the industry on the Scottish economy and the UK public finances since 1976, and discusses some of the policies and forecasts which will inform the political debate surrounding the sector over the coming months and years.
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Published: 24 April 2014