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New Research Supports Vince Cables Concerns about Scottish Independence

New Research Supports Vince Cable’s Concerns about Scottish Independence

Scottish independence will "destabilise enterprise and potentially put jobs at risk", according to a paper produced by the UK government and launched by business secretary Vince Cable in Glasgow on 2nd July. 

His views are underlined by InterExec&reg’s third annual report on the senior executive market, which reveals that one in five senior Scottish executives are & lsquo;concerned’ about the forthcoming independence vote.

Cable believes the threat to employment will result from the break-up of the UK's single market, and it appears that senior executives in the Scottish market are agreeing.

Research was conducted among 200 of the most exclusive headhunters by InterExec&reg, which assists both executives and headhunters globally in the &pound150k to &pound1m salary bracket.

Kit Scott-Brown of InterExec&reg, says

“Scotland is renowned for producing top quality goods for the World market and it is through taking full advantage of the UK’s trade links that the Scots are able to benefit fully from a healthy economy. 

“Independence, on the other hand, will increase barriers to Scottish trade adding costs and taking away a valuable support network.  These are all issues to consider for Scottish enterprises and the senior executives that work within them.  It is, therefore, hardly surprising that many senior Scottish executives are daunted by the prospect of a & lsquo;yes’ vote to independence. ”


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