A collection of our insights for business and investors on the potential impacts of Scottish independence.
At the time, the 2014 referendum was seen as a “once-in-a-generation opportunity” to settle the question: "Should Scotland be an independent country". The No-vote won by 55% to 45%. However, following the 2021 Scottish Parliament election on 6 May 2021, with a pro-independence majority elected, the debate around a second referendum is firmly back on the political agenda.
On 28 June 2022 Nicola Sturgeon, Scotland's First Minister, announced plans to hold a second referendum on 19 October 2023, subject to a reference to the UK's Supreme Court to decide whether the Scottish Parliament has the power to make the necessary legislation. A Q&A update on this has been added (most recently updated on 1 November 2022).
Below we have published a series of articles relevant to business and investors on the potential impacts of Scottish independence. Subscribe to our Policy Matters blog to avoid missing any updates.