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Scotland: the autumn statement in your area

What do the announcements in today’s autumn statement mean for Scotland?

The Scottish government will benefit from £394m of capital allocation as a result of spending decisions in the autumn statement, following the Chancellor’s speech today.

Other developments for Scotland included Perth and Aberdeen will be in the second wave of super-connected cities and the government is bringing forward new allowances for brownfield sites (oil) and shallow-water gas fields that will support investment and jobs.

The main developments for Scotland are:

  • 21,000 people will be lifted out of income tax and 2.2 million to pay less income tax as a result of personal allowance reforms
  • Cancelling the planned rise in fuel duty in January will reduce running costs for the 2.7 million motor vehicles in Scotland, saving a typical driver £40 a year
  • £38 million research partnership at the University of Dundee
  • Business support measures will benefit 319,000 small and medium enterprises in Scotland

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