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13 March 2017

FSB in Scotland on prospect of second independence referendum

Reference number: SPUR1303

Today First Minister Nicola Sturgeon outlined the Scottish Government’s intention to hold a second independence referendum.

Andy Willox, FSB’s Scottish policy convenor, said: “FSB survey work conducted after last year’s Scottish Parliament elections, but before the poll on Europe, revealed very little appetite amongst smaller firms for another independence referendum.

“Of course, there’s a lot more going on now – in terms of faltering confidence and rising costs – than there was last May.  What we don’t know is if these changes have shifted views one way or the other, but I daresay that will become apparent in the weeks and months ahead.”