U.K. Businesses Unmoved by Scots Independence Vote, Poll Finds

Most U.K. companies say their businesses have not been affected by next year’s referendum on Scottish independence, according to a survey published today.

Nine out of 10 of the 2,000 companies polled by the British Chambers of Commerce said the referendum was having no substantive effect on business.

One in seven companies said they didn’t have enough information on the referendum, and one in six said it was too early to say what impact it would have, the group said in an e-mailed statement. Two-thirds of those who reported no impact said most of their business was conducted outside of Scotland.

Independence is the flagship policy of Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond and his Scottish National Party, which runs the semi-autonomous government in Edinburgh. A referendum on independence is scheduled for Sept. 18 next year.

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