85% of businesses outside Scotland 'want it to stay in UK'

The majority of businesses outside Scotland want it to remain in the UK, according to a survey by the British Chambers of Commerce. Some 85% of their 2,400 members in England, Wales and Northern Ireland thought Scotland should stay in the union.

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85% of businesses outside Scotland 'want it in UK'

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.

Scotland will go to the polls on September 18 to decide if it wants to be an independent nation or not. Credit: PA

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.

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