Building a New Scotland prospectus papers fiscal sustainability: FOI release

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

Information requested

“In the course of preparing the Building a New Scotland series of independence papers, has the Scottish Government considered the affordability of the state pension (in the context of fiscal sustainability) in an independent Scotland? I don’t expect you to send me that work. I just want to know if it exists”.


The Scottish Government's policies for independence are being set out in the Building a New Scotland prospectus papers. A robust, evidence-based approach is taken to developing the papers and issues of fiscal sustainability have been considered throughout the series. Proposals on pensions will be published in due course.

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