English businesses

Majority of Small Businesses Concerned About Negative Impact of Scottish Independence

54% of Scottish businesses want to remain part of the UK with 83% of English firms supporting a continued union In the lead up to the referendum on Thursday, a new survey has revealed 68% of small firms believe Scottish independence will have a negative effect on business in Scotland, with 45% concerned about the overall consequences it will have throughout the rest of the UK. The survey was conducted by Clear Books and featured 500 small and mid-sized businesses across Britain. 54% of Scottish respondents stated that they were against breaking away from Britain with 83% of English businesses also supporting a continued union. However, although 76% of the English small and medium-sized firms felt Scottish independence would have a negative impact on small businesses in Scotland, only 48% o... »