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45% think small businesses in the rest of Britain will suffer too

A survey of 500 small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) across Great Britain has revealed that the majority of SMEs think they’ll be impacted negatively by Scottish Independence, regardless of which side of the Scottish border they are located.

The research, conducted by Clear Books, a cloud-based accountancy software solution for SMEs, found that collectively British SMEs felt that 68% of small business in Scotland would suffer, and 45% of SMEs in England and Wales would also see negative effects.

Over a quarter of the respondents to the Clear Books survey were Scottish, and 54% of them said that they wanted to remain part of the UK, compared to 83% of English respondents who were generally keener to maintain the union.

Over three quarters (76%) of English SMEs believe Scottish small...

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