Communications with external economists and consultants discussing Building a new Scotland: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002

Information requested

Please provide all Scottish Government communications with external economists and consultants, discussing Building a New Scotland - A stronger economy with independence – published by the Scottish Government on 17th October 2022.


Some of the information you have requested is enclosed in Annex A of this letter. Exemptions under Sections 38(1)(b) (Personal Information) and 30(b)(ii) (Free and Frank Exchange of Views for the Purposes of Deliberation) of FOISA apply to some of the information requested. The reasons why these exemptions apply are explained in Annex B of this letter.

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FOI 202200325994 - Information Released - Annex A and B


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Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrews House
Regent Road

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