What an independent Scotland could mean for your business

By Karen Harvie

24 March 2016 is the proposed date for independence from the parliamentary union of 1707 if Scotland votes ‘yes’ in the referendum in two months time.

We look at what it could mean for UK businesses if Scotland decides to become an independent country.

The future of an independent Scotland would be determined by how Scotland votes in elections, following a positive referendum result and on the outcome of legal debates and negotiations in the transitionary period in various contexts, such as EU membership and currency. It is difficult to know what will happen and how it will affect UK businesses but the current Scottish government has declared its priorities for action should it be re-elected, which give us some indication of what might come to pass…

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