Business For Scotland
Live: Interview with Business for Scotland's Gordon MacIntyre-Kemp
Business for Scotland CEO Gordon MacIntyre-Kemp discusses the economic case for independence
JOIN INDEPENDENCE LIVE as they interview Business for Scotland CEO Gordon MacIntyre-Kemp in the wake of First Minister Nicola Sturgeon’s pledge to re-engage with the case for Scottish independence.
Bussiness for Scotland were one of the key campaigns in the 2014 independence referendum, bringing together small businesses to marry the case for independence with reform of the economy.
Campaigners urge “citizens” focus in #ScotRef as corporations back union despite #Brexit chaos
Business for Scotland cast doubt on poll showing substantial corporate backing for union
CAMPAIGNERS have urged that the movement for Scottish independence should target the broad masses of the Scottish population, in response to a business poll showing substantial corporate support for the union.
Research by commercial law firm Burness Paull found that 83 per cent of Scottish corporate entities say that remaining in the UK union is “vital” to their interests whilst just 50 per cent said the same about remaining in the EU.
No campaigners spent more than double of Yes on indyref, figures show
Five registered campaigns failed to complete applicable spending returns, says Electoral Commission
FIGURES from the Electoral Commission for donations between PS10-250k show the No campaign spent over one million pound in the official campaigning period of the referendum, compared to just under PS400k from the Yes side.
The figures for donations over PS250,000 are due in March.
PS47,072 was spent on the No campaign from the Grand Orange Lodge of Scotland, and PS133,832 from the celebrity campaign 'Let's Stay Together'.
Government's National Living Wage 'no relation' to Living Wage, says campaign group
Rise in minimum wage still PS1 short of Living Wage
THE minimum wage for over 25s has increased from today from PS6.70 to PS7.20 an hour.
The rise was pledged in Chancellor George Osborne's budget last summer, in which he termed it a 'National Living Wage'.
However, campaigners and business leaders have disputed Osborne's claims and pointed out that it does not meet the Living Wage rate set by the Living Wage Foundation.
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