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BUSINESSES ARE UNFRIENDLY TO DEVOLUTION

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The Financial Times (p7) reports on a survey of 192 companies employing 20 people or more carried out by Aberdeen-b...
The Financial Times (p7) reports on a survey of 192 companies employing 20 people or more carried out by Aberdeen-based Grampian Business Products. It reveals that more than two-thirds of businesses in northeast Scotland do not want a Scottish parliament and nearly 80 per cent reject the idea of it having the power to raise taxes.

Apparently, 60 per cent thought an Edinburgh parliament would be detrimental to their businesses and to the business community. Around 19 per cent thought it would be beneficial.

Meanwhile, The FT continues, a survey of 200 finance directors across the UK conducted by 'Accountancy Age' magazine showed that 41 per cent believe a Scottish parliament should not have tax-raising powers, while 31 per cent think them necessary for the paarliament to have a degree of autonomy.
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