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Scottish small businesses upbeat on economy report surveys


Entrepreneurs and small businesses in Scotland are remaining upbeat despite planned cuts in public spending and uncertainty over the political landscape according to two respected financial institutions reports The Herald.

Accountancy firm Baker Tilly questioned a number of directors to gauge their views on the year ahead and over two thirds of respondents predicted their company will see an increase in sales over the next year – a figure significantly up on this time last year when only one fifth of those questioned gave a similar response.

Meanwhile a survey from HSBC Private Bank of 103 business owners in Scotland found that 68 respondents felt the current economic situation was an opportunity that ‘was too good to miss’ whilst just over half of those questioned felt they would have no hesitation in establishing new ventures in Scotland if push came to shove.

The country also faired much better than its counterparts further south with 43% of respondents felt Scotland was a much more attractive business base than England and Wales.

This is all great news for the Scottish economy whilst the political state of the country is still in limbo given the results this morning.

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