Business Case for Scottish Independence “Not Made” as 130 Companies Sign Letter

- Leadership - Aug 28, 2014

More than 130 businesses have signed a letter saying the business case for Scottish independence "has not been made" by the yes vote campaigners.

A huge variety of businesses including those from banking, mining, engineering, food, whisky, and technology have all signed the document posted in The Scotsman newspaper.

The referendum for Socttish independence takes place on September 18 with voters being asked to answer with yes or no to the question: "Should Scotland be an independent country?"

Among those business leaders sceptical of the prospect and thus signing the letter include Douglas Flint, chairman of HSBC and Andrew Mackenzie, CEO of mining behemoth BHP Billiton.

Lobby group Business for Scotland refutes the claim that the case had not been made, saying that economic "facts and figures" support Scottish independence.

Other major business leaders have also backed the yes campaign, for instance Willie Walsh, the chief executive of IAG, owner of British Airways, said that independence would be good for Scotland.

Recently Scottish National Party leader Alex Salmond and former UK chancellor Alistair Darling clashed in TV debates on the issue in showdowns dominated by the issue of currency if independence were to materialise.

To see the letter and 130 signatories in full please see:

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