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Staying in the UK would mean further cuts to Scotland's budget, hindering business by taking away valuable public services they rely on, a leading SNP MP claims.
SNP's Treasury spokesman Stewart Hosie responded to BCC findings that 85% of businesses outside of Scotland wanted it to stay in the union:
Most businesses in England, Wales and Northern Ireland are "less than captivated" by the independence debate, but would want to continue trading if Scotland votes yes on September 18, the BCC has said.
Director general John Longworth explained:
The overwhelming majority of businesses in England, Wales and Northern Ireland want Scotland to vote against independence in this September's referendum, the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) have found.
In a poll of almost 2,400 BCC members in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, 85% said they thought Scotland should stay part of the UK and 11% said Scotland should become an independent country.
However, over a third of businesses (35%) said a formal currency union would be in the best interests of the UK if Scotland became an independent nation.
Another 28% wanted to see Scotland create its own currency and 18% said it should join the Euro if it votes for independence on September 18.