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Businesses in Scotland are facing up to the twin challenges posed by Brexit and Covid-19.
We understand the importance of recasting Scotland’s relationship with the EU based on free-trade and new forms of co-operation. We know that the UK market is worth four times our exports to the EU so it is clear that we must preserve the most open trade possible with ALL of our neighbours and international partners.
We also value the UK’s capacity to support businesses and workers by pooling and sharing resources during the present pandemic. Our focus must remain on creating the conditions to protect jobs and regrow the economy.
That is why business must send a clear signal that it does not welcome the additional uncertainty created by the prospect of a campaign to break up the United Kingdom, which risks dividing our country and damaging our economy at the worst possible time.
If you share our belief that plans to separate Scotland from the UK are bad for business and the economy, please register here to signal your opposition, and if you can, make a donation to support our campaign.
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Views from the board
Scottish Business UK boasts a diverse Advisory Council bringing together the views of business leaders from a broad range of backgrounds. The past few months have demonstrated how important it is for each nation of the United Kingdom to co-operate and we must ensure that over the next few months and years that Scotland’s two Governments work closely together to aid the pandemic recovery. The economic case for remaining part of the United Kingdom is stronger than ever – we need to build on the strength of support we have seen from the UK Government to deliver security, prosperity and certainty for Scotland.
— Scottish Conservative Leader, Douglas Ross MP
This is a time when we all need to work together. In the months and years ahead we need to concentrate on protecting jobs and strengthening the economy so we can provide everyone with security and peace of mind. A politics of division and separation sets that work back. Instead of dividing people, SBUK brings folk together from different backgrounds and businesses to make the case for co-operation and common sense. I am delighted to support the work of all the great Scottish figures behind SBUK.
— The Rt Hon Michael Gove MP
The nations of Britain have far more in common than anything that divides us. At least one million Scottish jobs depend on us working together across the UK and so I welcome the decisions of more and more business leaders to join and support Scottish Business UK.
— Former Prime Minister, The Rt Hon Gordon Brown
Scottish Business UK provide a powerful voice for the business community who value our economic, social and family ties across the United Kingdom. It is important that all voices are heard loudly and clearly to make the positive case for a strong and caring united Kingdom.
— Scottish Lib Dem Leader, Willie Rennie MSP
Having heard investors that I know well, actively stepping back from investing in the Scottish economy, I fear for the future and am urging business leaders to share their support for Scotland to remain in the Union of the United Kingdom. It will only be by strength of voice and an evidenced based case that we will be able to defend the will of Scottish businesses of all sizes to remain in the Union.
— Robert D. Kilgour