Scottish Economy
Jackie Bird

A BBC Scotland complaint: Jackie Bird – Scottish & UK GDP comparison

The following complaint relates to an edition of Reporting Scotland in which presenter Jackie Bird tells viewers that Scottish economic growth of 4% was the same as that of the UK for the same period. UK growth was in fact 2%. ... She said: ...

Douglas Fraser

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

BBC 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 ...

Scottish GDP

Anger as BBC tells viewers that Scottish GDP had “roughly matched” the GDP of rest of UK, despite it being double

The presenter of Reporting Scotland has come under fire after telling viewers that Scottish GDP had “roughly matched” the GDP of the rest of the UK, despite it being double. Jackie Bird made the claim hours after it emerged that readjustments ...

Scottish public spending

England subsidises Scottish public spending, think-tank director tells BBC listeners

Scottish public spending is subsidised by English taxpayers, the director of a London based think-tank has claimed. Presenting a programme on BBC Radio 4, Paul Johnson, the director of the Institute for Fiscal Studies, claimed Scotland could only ...

SNP Bad

2,500 jobs announced by Barclays in Glasgow but BBC spin the good news bad

Thousands of jobs announced by Barclay’s Bank, and destined for Glasgow, may not be secure according to BBC Scotland’s Business and Economy Editor, Douglas Fraser. Appearing on the flagship evening news programme, Reporting Scotland, Fraser ...