The Implications of Scottish Independence on Business: Higher Education and Research: and Postal Services - Business, Innovation and Skills Committee Contents

6  Conclusion

76. The Report highlights a number of areas of concern for a future independent Scotland. Each area is of economic significance to the Scottish economy. While the independence argument is an emotive one, decisions need to be made on the basis of the long-term prosperity of Scotland. It is clear to us that the Scottish Government has failed to make the persuasive argument that Scotland would be better off economically as a separate state. More worryingly, the Scottish Government has based many of its arguments on aspirations rather than reality. We believe that based on the strength of the evidence put before us, remaining in the Union is in the best economic interests of Scotland.

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