The EY Scottish ITEM Club
The EY Scottish ITEM Club is an extension of the UK ITEM Club, focused entirely on the Scottish economy. The ITEM Club is the only economic forecasting group to use the HM Treasury model of the UK economy. Its forecasts are independent of any political, economic or business bias.
Scotland avoided a slowdown in 2018; GDP expanded 1.3% – slightly down from 2017’s 1.4% expansion – a variance from its recent underperformance against the UK.
The EY Scottish ITEM Club Forecast 2019 looks at Scotland’s economic growth in 2018 and the economic outlook for 2019.
A mixed outlook for Scotland with economic growth gathering momentum but still not matching the UK.
Economic growth is picking up pace – but how does Scotland accelerate faster?