SCOTLAND’S economic growth will nudge slightly ahead of the UK’s this year but remain subdued in 2019 and 2020, according to a new report.

PwC’s latest UK Economic Outlook projects growth of 1.3% in Scotland this year, down 0.3% from July’s forecast but ahead of the 1.2% expected across the UK.

In 2020 growth is expected to fall back to 1% in line with the UK and below the UK’s long-term average rate of around 2%. Only London and the south-east are predicted to grow at a faster rate than Scotland.

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Stewart Wilson, head of government and public sector for PwC in Scotland, warned the economy may still be subject to volatility given current political uncertainty. He added: “Even so, uncertainty across the global economy means growth is unlikely to return to previous levels next year.”

The report found most industry sectors can expect relatively modest growth in 2019-20.