Policy paper

Jobs in Scotland and the UK’s single market

This is a technical note looking at how jobs in Scotland are linked to trade with the rest of the UK.

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



The Treasury has today (13 August 2014) set out its analysis of how jobs in Scotland depend on trade with the rest of the UK. This technical note shows that almost 270,000 jobs in Scotland, over 10% of total Scottish employment, are linked to the UK’s single integrated market. Of the jobs directly benefitting from the UK’s single integrated market, more than 100,000 are done by women and over 1 in 3 by under 35s. Most of these jobs, 180,000, are in the services sector, including 40,000 in financial services.

Published 13 August 2014