Scotland’s independent think tank
Scotland’s independent think tank

Powers for growth


Our research examines why Scotland’s trend rate of growth lags behind other countries as well as other parts of the UK. It does this by highlighting differences between Scotland and other areas in relation to key economic indicators such as productivity as well as areas more directly within the control of government such as levels of taxation.

The report shows that lowering the overall tax burden and reducing the size of government has a positive impact on economic growth. However Reform Scotland’s research also recognises that the impact of such policies cannot be fully realised without greater financial powers for the Scottish Parliament.


Powers for Growth