Scottish referendum question verdict due

The elections watchdog will today reveal its verdict on the question the Scottish Government wants to ask voters in next year's independence referendum.

The Electoral Commission will give its verdict today on the SNP's preferred referendum question. Credit: Press Assocation

The Electoral Commission will publish its long-awaited assessment of the SNP administration's preferred question: Do you agree that Scotland should be an independent country?

The commission will also publish its advice on spending limits for the referendum campaign.

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Scottish vote question changed

The Scottish Government has agreed to change the wording of the question for the referendum next year on independence after the election watchdog said it was not neutral. It will now be: "Should Scotland be an independent country? Yes/No."