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Gap narrows as Independence referendum approaches

The gap between the 'Yes' and 'No' votes in the Scottish independence referendum appears to be narrowing, according to a new poll.

The YouGov survey in tomorrow's Sun newspaper suggests the 'Yes' lead has shrunk from 22 points less than a month ago to just six.

Among those who have decided which way they are going to vote, 53% are against independence, with 47% in favour.

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Business leaders in Scotland back no vote in open letter

A group of 130 business leaders have insisted that the case for Scottish independence "has not been made," arguing that "by continuing to all work together we can keep Scotland flourishing".

The company chiefs, including Weir Group chief executive Keith Cochrane and Aggreko interim chief executive Angus Cockburn, have signed an open letter highlighting the "uncertainties" that surround leaving the union.

A group of 130 business leaders signed an open letter stating, 'By continuing to all work together we can keep Scotland flourishing'. Credit: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

The letter states, "Uncertainty surrounds a number of vital issues including currency, regulation, tax, pensions, EU membership and support for our exports around the world; and uncertainty is bad for business."

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