Expert economist Professor John Kay gives evidence

22 May 2012

Expert economist Professor John Kay will appear before the House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee on Tuesday 22 May to give evidence to its inquiry into the economic implications for the United Kingdom of an independent Scotland.

The Committee will question Professor Kay on wide ranging aspects of Scottish independence, such as how assets and liabilities might be divided, the impact on the UK if Scotland introduced different tax rates, and public services.


At 3.35pm, Tuesday 22 May 2012, Committee Room 1, Palace of Westminster

  • Professor John Kay, Oxford University

Questions to be put to Professor Kay will include:

  • Would an independent Scotland have its own financial regulators?
  • Would Scottish independence create an imbalance in trade of goods and services with the rest of the UK?
  • Is membership of the EU an essential element of the economic case for an independent Scotland?
  • What would the role of the Bank of England be if an independence Scotland used sterling as its currency?

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