Press release

Press briefing: afternoon 9 September 2014

This news article was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

The Prime Minister's Spokesperson answered questions on the Scottish referendum and the Governor of the Bank of England.

Scottish referendum

Asked about proposals for further devolution in Scotland the Prime Minister’s Spokesperson (PMS) said the government’s focus is on the choice being put to the people of Scotland; the latest proposals on fiscal devolution builds on previous discussions and are in line with commissions and policies such as silk and local mayors.

Governor of the Bank of England

Asked about a general rise in pay, the PMS said salary increases was a decision for employers; he added that a growing economy is vital for higher wages and with 1.6 million jobs created in the private sector under this government this showed the importance of sticking to the long term economic plan.