A study by consultants Verso Economics found there was a negative impact from the policy to promote the industry.
It said 3.7 jobs were lost for every one created in the UK as a whole and that political leaders needed to engage in "honest debate" about the issue.
As you might expect:
The Scottish government called the study "misleading" and said 60,000 jobs could be created by the sector by 2020.Right-o. Taxing the daylights out of industry ALWAYS "creates" jobs. Many of them are moving firms who move the company out of the tax-zone to places like, say, PRChina.