BBC Scotland’s Economy editor forced to correct article after exaggerating UK-Growth

Douglas FraserBBC Scotland’s Business and Economy editor has been forced to correct an online article after it was pointed out he had exaggerated UK economic growth by 100%.

Douglas Fraser had claimed Scotland’s first quarter economic growth of 0.4% was equal to that of the UK for the same period.

Comparing Scotland’s economic performance with that of the UK as a whole, the reporter wrote: “The 0.4% figure is below long-term trend, but it’s equal to the UK level for that quarter.”

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Publication Date :  Aug 19
, 2018

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