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FDI boost is because of UK, not despite of it

July 24, 2013 2:55 PM
Originally published by Scottish Liberal Democrats

Commenting on figures published today which show a 16% rise in the number of foreign direct investment projects in Scotland in 2012-13 alongside a UK-wide rise, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie MSP said:

"As the 41 percent increase in Northern Ireland and 191 percent rise inWillie RennieWillie Rennie Wales shows Scotland's healthy performance was because of the UK, not despite of it. The UK is the leading European destination for foreign direct investment because of the strength and diversity of its single market.

"Both of Scotland's governments must work hand in hand to further boost foreign direct investment."